jumpthegap® Roca International Design Competition

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jumpthegap® aims to be one of the major agents proposing solutions to the challenges included in the 2030 agenda, thanks to the participation of professionals from the architecture and design sectors in the competition.The contest is open to professionals and students from
the disciplines of architecture, design and any related field, of legal age
from every country.The bathroom, in the broadest sense, becomes the centralizing space for different human uses and needs, both physical and emotional, which define us and position us in the world. In this sense, we ask participants to design a product or service that:responds to any of the topics listed in the categories below, providing enough added value when compared with existing solutions
relies on currently available materials and technologies
is aligned with one or more Sustainable Development Goals included in the 2030 agenda
The 10th edition of the competition establishes four categories:
Wellness & HealthDesigns that enhance the need for balance and harmony between our bodies, our mind and our environment. Proposals that help deliver a whole new level of comfort and peace of mind for our users and clients. Smart and responsible use of new technologies and materials to achieve significant improvements in the interactions between humans and their environment:+ Hygiene and cleanability
+ Wellbeing
+ Health monitoring
+ Augmented senses
+ Sensitive interfaces
+ Emotional and spiritual
+ Physical and digital
+ Playful and useful
+ Work and leisure[Un]neutral design
Designs that ingeniously and meaningfully address the bodily diversity and the wide range of capacities displayed by human beings. Proposals that facilitate independent living through new creative personal aid features. A search for adaptive designs that lead to comfortable and convenient solutions. A reconfiguration of traditional bathroom equipment and organisation to push for unrestricted use of the space by a wider range of human beings:
+ Gender + Ethnic + Age inclusive+ Multigenerational household
+ Reduced mobility and strength
+ Impaired eyesight/hearing
+ Memory loss and cognitive diversity
+ Newborns and kids
Water & energyDesigns that promote a transformation in the face of rising demands and constraints as a consequence of population growth and climate change. Projects that promote a smart and conscious use of planetary resources. Technological leaps that break the assumption of the planet as an unlimited resource, and reformulate paradigms through:
+ Degrowth and decarbonisation+ Clean energy
+ Circular design
+ Water saving
+ Microgeneration
Crisis & emergencyDesigns that tackle a context of permanent crisis and emergency, through agile, feasible and replicable materials and technologies. Proposals that identify adequate product/service solutions in any geographical market. A series of equipment with low installation costs, low operating costs, low maintenance demands and low sensitivity to harsh environments, that promote:
+ Flexible systems+ Decentralized solutions
+ Autonomous water, energy and sanitation networks
+ Sanitation and health in natural disasters
+ On time reaction to humanitarian emergencies
+ Health crisis
The jury is made up of the following professionals:
· President: Shigeru Ban, Architect founder of Shigeru Ban Architects. Somi Kim, Senior Director, Healthcare Solutions at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Design· Paul Priestman, Designer, Chairman of PriestmanGoode
· Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin_Forma Fantasma design studio
· Deborah Seward, Director of United Nations Regional Information Centre in Belgium
· Mariana Amatullo, President of Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
· Isabel Roig, Executive Director of Barcelona Design Centre & President of World Design Weeks
· Marc Viardot, Corporate Marketing and Design Director Roca Group
PrizesThere are 4 prizes of 2.000€ for the winner of each category.
There are 8 prizes of 500€ for the 1st and 2nd runner up of each category.
There is 1 prize of 5.000€ for the best of the best project, selected from the winners of each of the 4 categories