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jumpthegap 2021 – Roca International Design Contest

The 10th Roca International Design Contest – jumpthegap® 2021 has been announced. The contest will once again promote the creativity and talent of students and professionals.

Starting with its 10th edition, jumpthegap® proposes its participants the challenge of developing creative solutions that respond to the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The competition will award 4 prizes of 2,000€ for the winner of each category and 8 prizes of 500€ for the 1st and 2nd runner up of each category. The best of the best project will be selected from the winners of each of the 4 categories and will receive a prize of 5,000€.

In its first eight editions, jumpthegap® compiled avant-garde and conceptual solutions to the challenges of the bathroom space of the future. In 2020, a special edition was launched with feasible projects focused on sanitation, hygiene and well-being amidst the pandemic. Now, and starting with the 2021 edition, the competition poses a new challenge to young architects and designers from all over the world: to come up with realistic solutions for the bathroom space that respond to the transversal goals set out by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Some of the new goals proposed by the competition are health care and hygiene, the preservation of the planet, the respect for biodiversity or equal access to technological advances. For this reason, the jumpthegap® is now divided into four new categories:

  • Wellness & Health
  • [Un]neutral design
  • Water & energy
  • Crisis & emergency

The final goal for all participants is to design a product or service that solves any of the goals included in the 2030 Agenda, providing added value to innovation and being technologically feasible.

jumpthegap® is a biennial International Design Contest promoted by Roca since 2004 with the collaboration of BcD Barcelona Design Center and aimed at creative people who think towards the future, whilst designing today.