Michal Warykiewicz from Poland, has been announced as the winner of the 4th edition of the Roca Jump the Gap competition for his ‘In & Out’ shower concept.
The award, presented at the recently opened London Roca Gallery, was announced by famed architect Ron Arad who headed up the jury of design and architecture personalities.
The concept creates an exterior and interior shower, built on top of a circular base, with two columns and fixed semicircular glass screens. The shower rotates 180 degrees, transforming bathroom shower mode to garden shower mode. The exterior option provides a shower in the garden, while the indoor mode ensures privacy through the activation of liquid crystals to make the glass opaque.
Warykiewicz’s ‘In & Out’ shower concept was chosen as the winning design from a short list of 30 projects, and he will receive a trophy, as well as 5,000 euros.
Plans for the 5th Edition of Jump the Gap is currently underway, with the official launch planned for September 2012.The competition was launched at 100% Design in 2010 and received 3004 entries from 92 countries.