Sunday, 24 Jan 2021
Featuring over 120 talented participants from across the nation, the second edition of Roca’s One Day Design Challenge (ODDC) has announced Mohammed al Balushi the winner.

Roca One Day Design Challenge celebrates Omani talent

Submitting his project ‘Hamam’ on behalf of the German University of Technology in Oman at the KR Infra Gala Campus, Balushi’s notion was delivered amidst fierce competitors beneath a tight nine hour submission deadline, earning the prize of RO600.

The member of the jury Masood Raza stated, “The jury was impressed by the simplicity of the design and the clarity of focus in meeting the needs of less mobile patients. The design addresses the first needs and improves the life of patients while addressing the privacy concerns.”

ODDC poses an appealing challenge for young designers and architects, pushing nearby talent as they race against the clock to submit revolutionary ideas in-line with Roca’s bathroom item variety. The short sought styles that would boost the expertise of hospital individuals with lowered mobility to boost their high quality of life with sufficient privacy.

M G Chengappa, chief operations officer at Khimji Ramdas Infra, stated, “We are delighted to companion with ROCA in a platform crafted for budding architects and designers.

Enabling nearby talent to boost their studying is crucial to the KR Group and a sturdy region of investment for us. ODDC not only delivers a distinctive studying expertise but also gives students and specialists an thrilling chance to challenge themselves as they function to attain higher heights, with the added bonus of some outstanding prizes for just a single day’s function.”

The second prize was awarded to Ibtihaj al Hatmi for the ‘Smart Product’ project, earning the designer RO400. Ar Soumitra Chatterjee, a member of the Judging Panel, stated, “The design offers a high quality solution to patients’ use of the WC area and reflects our brief to improve their experience comprehensively.” Walaa al Balushi of Corduff Oman scooped the third prize taking RO200 for a project entitled ‘Gentle’. Ar Hilal al Balushi, an adjudicator for the competitors, stated, “Walaa’s design was outstanding and combines facilities to help patients cater to themselves, providing greater privacy, comfort and self-sufficiency.”

In a commitment to revolutionary design and style, Roca organises the contest with the aim of supporting young talent in the early stages of their expert careers. The business took the platform international in 2015 to supply a space for designers and architects to create their creativity and obtain expertise, in addition to exposure for the winning projects.

This year, the competitors has grown internationally and entered 4 new markets, notably Portugal, Russia, Oman, the UK and China.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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