Cumulus endorses the prestigious jumpthegap® 10 Roca International Design Contest with participation of President Mariana Amatullo
Registration and Submission deadline extended until 6th of September.
The deadline to participate in Roca’s international design contest jumpthegap® has been extended. Architects and designers from all over the world now have until 6 September to submit their best ideas for the bathroom space, which must address and advance the goals set out by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This deadline extension is the result of a progressive improvement of the COVID-19 situation in Spain, which makes it possible to plan a hybrid awards ceremony at Roca Barcelona Gallery on 14 October 2021 as part of Barcelona Design Week’s City Festival, in keeping with the tradition and spirit of jumpthegap®.
Participants are invited to submit their designs at www.jumpthegap.net, either individually or in groups of two. The competition, which is organised in collaboration with BcD Barcelona Design centre, is divided into four categories: Wellness & Health, designs that deliver new levels of comfort and peace of mind for users and clients, promoting balance and harmony; [Un]neutral design, projects that ingeniously and meaningfully address the bodily diversity and the wide range of capacities displayed by human beings, facilitating independent living through new creative personal aid features; Water & Energy, projects that promote a smart and conscious use of planetary resources; and Crisis & Emergency, designs that tackle a context of permanent crisis and emergency with the help of flexible, feasible and replicable materials and technologies.
The projects will be assessed by a jury of renowned professionals led by Japanese architect and 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban (Jury President), and which also includes Somi Kim, Senior Director, Healthcare Solutions at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Design; Paul Priestman, Designer, Chairman of PriestmanGoode; Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, Founders of Formafantasma 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 BcD Barcelona Design centre and President of World Design Weeks; and Marc Viardot, Roca Group’s Corporate Marketing and Design Director.
There will be a total of 13 prizes awarded: four prizes of €2,000 for the winner of each category, eight prizes of €500 for the 1st and 2nd runner up of each category, and a grand prize of €5,000 for the ‘Best of the Best’ project, selected from the four winners.
This 10th edition of jumpthegap® marks a new stage in the development of Roca’s international design contest, driven by the crucial challenges we face today both as individuals and as a society. Its new look into the future draws from the cross-cutting challenges posed by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in terms of health care and hygiene, preservation of the planet, respect for diversity or equal access to technological advances. Participants must present solutions that are technologically feasible, provide added value to innovation and show diversity, sustainability, timelessness and adaptability. For further information, please visit: www.jumpthegap.net.
jumpthegap® is an international design contest promoted by Roca since 2004. Held every two years in collaboration with BcD Barcelona Design centre, its main goal is to offer a platform where architecture and design professionals and students from all over the globe can develop and showcase their talent, coming up with creative solutions for the bathroom space.
jumpthegap®’s new look into the future draws from the cross-cutting challenges posed by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in terms of health care and hygiene, preservation of the planet, respect for diversity or equal access to technological advances. Consequently, the contest challenges new generations of designers and architects to come up with real and innovative solutions for the bathroom space, whether public or private, with a truly social, inclusive and sustainable focus. The final objective for all contestants is to design a product or service that solves any of the challenges included in the 2030 Agenda, provides added innovative value and is technologically viable.