The 4th edition of the jumpthegap® Roca International Design Contest receives 3005 registrations

February 8, 2011

The winner of jumpthegap®, the International Contest promoted by Roca in conjunction with the BDC, will be announced in September 2011 in London.

The inscription process for entry submissions to the fourth edition of the jumpthegap® International Design Contest, presented by Roca within the framework of the London 100% Design trade fair on the 23rd September last year, ended on the 31st January. This year’s edition has generated unprecedented interest, with 3,004 entry submissions received from 92 countries.

These figures confirm the success of this initiative, promoted by Roca, at international level, which year after year attracts an increasing number of students and young architects and designers from all over the world.

Aside from a bigger volume of submissions versus the previous year's edition, (which received 2,700), the fourth edition of the jumpthegap® contest is by far its most international to date, with entries from participants in 92 countries, led by Poland, Spain and South Korea.

With the inscription process closed, participants in the competition have until the 29th April 2011 to present their projects. From that date onwards the judges panel, presided by the architect Ron Arad and comprised of leading lights from the world of architecture and design such as Gilda Bojardi, Javier Mariscal, Marcel Wanders, John Anthony Sahs and Tomek Rygalik, will make their finalists shortlist. The name of the winner will be announced next September in London, the venue chosen for this year’s awards ceremony.

The jumpthegap® International Design Contest, created by Roca in conjunction with the BDC (Barcelona Design Center), is targeted at professionals and students of architecture and design under the age of 35 from any country around the world. The event provides an important launch platform for young talent, both in Spain and abroad.


About Roca

Roca is the world leader in the definition of bathroom space and a benchmark reference in the world of design. Currently they are active in more than 135 different countries and have 69 production plants spread across five continents.

In a process of continuous development, Roca is deeply committed to the excellence of the design of its products with the objective of offering their clients spaces in which all five senses encounter unique experiences. As a global brand, Roca creates highly versatile products which are easily adaptable to the habits of consumers in each country, and which offer tailored solutions to all of today’s and tomorrow’s requirements.

At Roca, through a process of continuous research, a future is constructed where design and innovation work together for the well-being of everybody. Roca also works in close collaboration with prestigious designers, architects and interior designers such as Armani, Moneo, Chipperfield, Herzog & de Meuron, Benedito, Giugiaro and Schmidt & Lackner. All this has contributed towards making the Roca brand the ultimate worldwide benchmark reference in the creation of bathroom spaces.

About jumpthegap®

The Roca International Design Competition jumpthegap® is targeted at young architects and designers under the age of 35.  The winning project and its creator, apart from winning the cash prize, will also earn visibility and acclaim internationally.