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jumpthegap® Roca International Design Competition

Organized by Roca with the collaboration of Barcelona Design centre

jumpthegap® Roca International Design Competition22 days left to enter
  • OrganizerRoca with the collaboration of Barcelona Design centre
  • CategoryDesign/Architecture
  • PrizeCash
  • RegionGlobal
  • EligibilityPhd, Professionals, High school Students, Master Students
  • Deadline2021-06-03
Go compete!
There 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.
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.
For this reason, the 2021 edition will not end with the awards ceremony, but will continue during 2022 with panel discussions and analyses, as its ideas and solutions provide inspiration for some of the challenges facing our planet and our society.
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
CATEGORIES
The 10th edition of the competition establishes four categories:

Wellness & Health
Designs 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. A 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 & energy
Designs 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 & emergency
Designs 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
Participants must choose a category in which to submit their project.

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