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jumpthegap 2018-2019

Until 27 march 2019

The international contest jumpthegap® for bathroom spaces design that offers a platform for young architects and design students from around the world, is back. With more than 20,600 participants from 134 countries in its seven previous editions, it has established itself as a global reference point in design contests.

The jury of the eight edition comprises prestigious professionals from different countries around the world. The president is the awarded Brazilian architect Ruy Ohtake, and the rest of the members are: Emilio Cabrero (Mexico), director of the Mexico City World Design Capital 2018 and the Design Week in Mexico; Murat Tabanlıoğlu (Turkey), founder of Tabanlıoğlu Architects, profesor, lecturer and curator; Dorota Koziara (Poland) designer, artist and curator; Boris Voskoboynikov (Russia), head and chief architect of the studio VOX Architects and prizewinner of Russian and international competitions; Carlo Ratti (Italy), arquitect, engineer, MIT profesor and founding partner of the international design and innovation practice Carlo Ratti Associati; Josep Congost (Spain), Director of the Roca Design Center and Isabel Roig (Spain), General Director of BCD (Barcelona Design Center) and former President of BEDA (Bureau of European Design Associations).

For the "We Are Water Foundation award", the members of the jury are: Xavier Torras (Spain), Director of the We Are Water Foundation; Deborah Seward (USA), Director of the United Nations Information Center and Low Cheaw Hwei (Singapore), Head of Design for Philips in Asia and Public Affairs for Philips in Singapore.

This biennial contest, promoted by Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Center, awards three prizes: in the Professional and Student category, there is a prize of 10.000€ for each of them; the special We Are Water Foundation sustainability award reaches 6.000€. The award ceremony with the finalists from all over the world will take place at the Disseny Hub in Barcelona on the 10th October.

The registration period will be open on the official website until the 27th March 2019.


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