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Oman to organize the first edition of the design competition Roca One Day Design Challenge

  • Roca’s express design competition is organized for the first time inOman after the success obtained in different countries.
  • The participants face the challenge of designing, in less than8hours, innovative concepts related to the bathroom space.

Roca One Day Design Challenge competition

When: Saturday, 30th September 2017
Schedule: From 9 am to 5 pm – Welcome, briefing and development of projects
5.30 pm – Beginning of jury deliberation
From 7.30 pm –Award ceremony & mocktail dinner
Where: Kr Infra Gala Campus, Muscat, Oman.
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Oman, 19thSeptember 2017- On Saturday, the 30th September, Omanwill host the first edition of the express design competition Roca One Day Design Challenge. A competition organized by Roca, a world reference in the creation of bathroom spaces, aimed at students and young professionals of the design and architecture sectors under the age of 30. The participants will face the challenge of creating original solutions and innovative concepts related to the bathroom space in one single day.

The day will start at 9 am with the welcoming of all the participants and reading the briefing of the concept to be designed.From that moment and until 5 pm, the participants will work on their proposals.Once the projects have been handed in and after the jury has made its decision, will take part the award ceremony and then a mocktail dinner.

The jury is made up by Anthony Coyle, Dip.Arch (Mack); Nadia Maqbool, Director, Architect RIBA ARB; Maryam Al Balushi, Architect/Proposal Manager at F&M Middle East Engineering Consultancy LLC; and Xavier Torras, Brand Communication Manager of Roca.They will value the creativity, sustainability and innovation of the received proposals. The ideal opportunity to prove the ability to work against the clock. The speed challenge will allow these young designers to develop their creativity and gain visibility at the early stages of their careers.

A first, second and third award will be handed over, valued at 600 OMR, 400 OMR and 200 OMR respectively. In addition, the We Are WaterFoundation will present an additional 200 OMR award to the project that significantly represents the value of sustainability.

A competition that grows internationally

Loyal to its commitment to innovation and design, Roca organizes this competition with the aim of supporting young people at the early stages of their careers. For this reason, Roca started the internationalization of the Roca One Day Design Challenge in 2015, with the goal of providing them with a platform to develop their creativity and to offer them the experience of connecting with the professional world.

The Roca One Day Design Challenge celebrates its sixth edition in Spain, an event that is always attended by a large number of participants. The competition, which takes place simultaneously at the Roca Galleries in Madrid and Barcelona, will be held on the 7th October.

This year, the competition arrives to Oman and expands internationally to three other countries: Portugal, Russia and United Kingdom, where the first editions have taken place on the 6th May, on the 28th May and on the 17th June, respectively. Dubai will host the second edition on the 18th November.

In China, Hong Kong will host its third edition on the 2nd December, and Shanghai will organize its first edition on the 9th December. Thus, the Roca One Day Design Challenge will be present in seven countries.

For further information on the contest, please check the rules of the competition at: