The 10th edition of the jumpthegap International Design Contest is now open for submissions. This year's jumpthegap challenges entrants to create solutions for the bathroom space that address and advance the goals set out by the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
"The concept of 'future' has changed," noted Marc Viardot, Roca Group's Corporate Marketing and Design Director. "There are new challenges brought about by the pandemic, while others are of growing and vital importance, such as preserving the planet, supporting its diversity, or fighting inequalities. jumpthegap has evolved to respond more directly to these issues, searching for ideas that are technologically feasible, provide added value to innovation and show diversity, sustainability, timelessness and adaptability - values which have always been a part of Roca's DNA."
The competition, which is organized in collaboration with BcD Barcelona Design centre, is now divided into four new categories: Wellness & Health, designs that deliver new levels of comfort and peace of mind for users and clients, promoting balance and harmony; [Un]neutral design, projects that ingeniously and meaningfully address the bodily diversity and the wide range of capacities displayed by human beings, facilitating independent living through new creative personal aid features; Water & Energy, projects that promote smart and conscious use of planetary resources; and Crisis & Emergency, designs that tackle a context of permanent crisis and emergency with the help of flexible, feasible and replicable materials and technologies.
The extended deadline for submissions is September 6, 2021.
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