All five awarded ideas integrate functionality, design and feasibility by means of solutions especially focused on reducing the risk of contagion in public spaces.
The theme of the competition was to give credit to innovative ideas around sanitation, hygiene and wellbeing in an environment deeply affected by COVID-19.
The editions held so far (eight standard ones and this pandemic special) have brought together 26,500 participants from 150 countries.
The pre-selection committee made up of representatives of the Roca Design Centre and the Roca Global Innovation Hub have done the pre-selection of the projects.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, Roca has decided to launch a special edition of its international design competition jumpthegap®, this time focused on proposing new products or services related to the functions of the bathroom space, such as sanitation, hygiene, and wellbeing, but that could now be required in so many spaces, public or private, in a covid scenario.
Ruy Ohtake, president of the jury, gave a jumpthegap® (talk) on the relationship of architecture and design in his projects.
- With over 5,000 registered participants from 137 countries, jumpthegap® consolidates as one of the most internationally renowned design competitions.