UK’s young design and architecture talent sought as jumpthegap deadline approaches

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    With the deadline for entries to the sixth edition of design contest jumpthegap now just a few weeks away, Roca is urging young designers and architects in the UK to show off their talent and apply before the 25th February cut-off point. Providing a platform for new generations of designers to demonstrate their talent and visions for the bathroom of the future, jumpthegap is an international competition promoted by Roca and aimed at students, young designers and architects who are under 35.

    With the competition aiming to seek out new, innovative and sustainable concepts for the bathroom, this latest edition of jumpthegap will offer three prizes: two winning projects and one Special Sustainability Prize, presented by the Roca We Are Water Foundation. With sustainability being one of the most important principles of bathroom design and integral to the Roca philosophy, the We Are Water Foundation would like to recognise works that support their objective to create a new culture for water. The two winning projects will each receive €4,000 in prize money, with the Sustainability prize winner receiving €1000.

    Once the application deadline passes on the 25th February it will be down to the prestigious panel of judges, made up of established architects and designers from around the world, to decide on a winner. The 2015 jury includes Tom Dyckhoff, journalist, architecture critic and presenter of The Great Interior Design Challenge on BBC2.

    Previous jumpthegap winners include an ‘elder-friendly’ toilet, a shower unit that can be used in the garden and a ‘breathing bathtub’ which is energy and water efficient.

    For more information on jumpthegap and how to enter visit or on Facebook at

    Daniel Fountain / 01.02.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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