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2004/2005 Edition

The first edition of jumpthegap® was presented as Roca’s clear commitment to promoting tools to disseminate and support design and architecture and as a space for reflection on the possibilities the bathroom space could offer in the future.

Rafael Moneo, world-renowned architect and winner of the Pritzker architecture prize in 1996, was the president of the jury.

The jury was made up of renowned professionals from the world of architecture and design such as Soledad Lorenzo, Olivier Saguez, Beatriz Vidal, Ramón Sanfeliu and Santiago Miranda.

The winners of this edition were David Benito and Laia Guardiola with the project Liquified, a design conceived for hotel rooms whose concept was based on a solid material that melts and is shaped by body heat. A sculpture that filled the entire space, playing a key role in all activities that take place in the bathroom space.



Helder Daniel Oliveira dos Santos (Portugal)


David García Martínez and Gerard Ribot Mumbru (Spain)


Andrea Flores Menig and Rodrigo Chamizo Alberro (Spain)


Donald John Wilson and Nathan James Bates (UK)


José Manuel Ribeiro de Aguiar and Cristina Alexandra Santos (Portugal)


Francesc Teixidó Ricart (Spain)

White Box

Sandra Maria Pereira das Neves (Portugal)

Bath as an object

Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria (Italy) and Ava Mafalda Costa Rebero (Portugal).


Professional and Student

Rafael Moneo

Rafael Moneo, President

Rafael Moneo, President

Born in Tudela, Spain, in 1937

He was born in Tudela in the province of Navarra, Spain, in 1937. He obtained his architectural degree in 1961 from the Architecture School of Madrid. As a student, he worked for Oíza and in 1962 for Utzon. He was awarded a Fellowship to study in Rome from 1963-65. After becoming a professor in the Architecture Schools of Barcelona and Madrid he was appointed Chairman of the Architecture Department of the Harvard University GSD. In 1991 he was named Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture at Harvard University GSD where he continues to give classes.

Notable among Rafael Moneo’s works are the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida, the Kursaal Auditorium and Congress Center in San Sebastián, the Museums of Modern Art and Architecture in Stockholm, Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles and the Extension to the Prado Museum in Madrid.

Rafael Moneo combines his professional activity as an architect with that as lecturer, critic and theoretician. His book Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects was published in 2004 and Remarks on 21 Works in 2010.

Rafael Moneo, Académico Numerario of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Spain since 1997, has been awarded numerous distinctions among them the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 1996, the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2003 and the Prince of Asturias Prize in the Arts in 2012.

Soledad Lorenzo

Soledad Lorenzo

Soledad Lorenzo

Born in Santander, Spain, in 1967

Degree in Art History from the Complutense Madrid Faculty (1990). She has been editor of The Journal of Art in Rizzoli International Publications (New York, 1990-1991); Director of Interior Design magazine (1991-1996), published by Globus Communication; Editorial Projects Director at Links International and, from 1999, she is the Director of the Arquitectura y Diseño  Magazine, of  RBA Magazines. From 1999 to 2002 she coordinated the Spanish edition of the magazine Room for the company Ikea and the British publisher John Brown Publishing Group (London).

She has written articles on design and architecture for the Correo (El Semanal), the Experimenta magazine, the Häuser magazine, the Diario Crítico blog and in the catalogs of Perobell, Oken, Artquitect, Gandia Blasco ... companies. 

She organized the first  edition of the awards for young designers of Diseño Interior (1996) and has been jury member of the design awards of the Valencia Furniture Fair (1996); of Andreu World  Design Awards (2002), Adi-Fad Delta Awards (1999); AITIM Awards (2005) Roca International Design Competition (2005) and International Gandia Blasco Competiton (2008), among others.

Olivier Saguez

Olivier Saguez

Olivier Saguez

Born in Amiens, France

Olivier Saguez has began his career in one of the world's first design agencies, set up by the pioneers of design, the CEI Raymond Loewy.

In 1987 he meets Philippe Michel, an advertising executive at CLM / BBDO. Starting from a common idea: "Before communicating far, you must communicate close to home", they founded, Proximité, the first Paris subsidiary of the advertising group BBDO. Here he developed the idea of putting the brand concept into the product, combining it with a brand strategy. After 10 years at the head of Proximité and after the death of Philippe Michel, he left the BBDO group and the world of advertising to return to the design business.

Based on one simple idea, "in a word ‘brand’, there is branding", he founded Saguez & Partners in 1998, a new, 100% global design and 100% independent agency, in which he brought together strategic thinking and creativity. Saguez & Partners is committed to increasing brand performance using three levers: brand culture, retail efficiency, implementation management and is now one of the leading global design agency in Europe.

Saguez & Partners is specialized in eight great expertises - Design Strategy, Design Identity, Product Design, Service Design, Environment Design, Architecture Design, Retail Design, Workstyle Design - to create a clear consistency between the image value and use value of its projects. 150 employees work together for various clients such as Unibail-Rodamco or Aéroports de Paris on large architectural projects; SNCF or Galeries Lafayette on branding issues; Kusmi Tea, Fauchon, Paul on retail concepts.

Beatriz Vidal

Beatriz Vidal

Beatriz Vidal

Born in Portugal in 1952


  • Interior and Product Design – IADE (Cum Laude)
  • ”Design Audit” – Design Council, promoted by Centro Português de Design | CPD

Professional Experiences:

From 1979 to 1991 head of the Design team at Altamira

From 1991 – Freelance activities:

  • Senior Consultant of Centro Português de Design | CPD on the areas of:
    • Design Management | Training Projects | Communication actions (Exhibitions, Seminars, …) | Juries | Technical Councils | Publications
  • Member of national and international juries
  • Organization and Participation in seminars and conferences
  • Design Manager of the project “MGlass” – Marinha Grande
  • Co-authorship (with Henrique Cayatte) of a text-book of Visual and Technological Education
  • From July 2004 to April 2012 – Executive Vice-President of Centro Português de Design | CPD:
    • Manager and coordinator of national and international projects and actions
Ramon Sanfeliu

Ramon Sanfeliu

Ramon Sanfeliu

Past Roca Design Director.

Santiago Miranda

Santiago Miranda

Santiago Miranda

After completing his studies at the Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artisticos in his home town, Sevilla, Santiago came to Milan in 1971 where, with Perry, he founded King & Miranda Associati in 1976. Before this, he designed and wrote ‘Air Mail Transatlantic Pictures’, stories and images for an interactive park for lonely people, as well as working as a consultant to Olivetti. He is active in teaching and research. He was member of the Scientific Commitee of the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid and of the Scientific Committee of the University Pablo de Olavide in Seville. He has participated in numerous conferences and competition juries all over the world. He was awarded the Premio Nacional de Diseño Español in 1989 and the Premio Andalucia de Diseño in 1995.