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New jumpthegap® generation: innovative solutions for a more sustainable future

April 14, 2021

The concept of “future” has changed. Today, we face crucial challenges as individuals and as a society, to which we must respond in an agile and effective manner and with a global vision. 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.

 

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 wellbeing 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 jumpthegap® are health care and hygiene, the preservation of the planet, the respect for biodiversity or equal access to technological advances. For this reason, the competition 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.

The projects must be submitted at www.jumpthegap.net between 3rd May and 3rd June. 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€.