Ideal Standard in search of bathroom of the future

UK bathroom manufacturer Ideal Standard has teamed up with the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) to launch a competition to find the bathroom of the future.

Architects and design professionals can present their ideas on how bathrooms will look, feel and perform in the future, with a cash prize of £5,000 up for grabs.

The competition offers the chance to showcase what residential bathrooms may look like in 20 years’ time.

Designs should address the trends, lifestyle issues, sustainability and demographics of the future. Judges will be looking for concepts that reveal what today’s professionals foresee in future bathroom and user lifestyle trends.

The format of the designs should be a complete bathroom, with an assumed size of 6sq m, although it is possible to focus on one or more elements of the bathroom within the design, such as the WC, basin or taps.

Judges are looking for a design that is practical, realistic and within the functional and economic grasp of a future generation. The dimensioned plan should include illustrations as well as 800 words on the reasoning behind it. This should include the main areas that are likely to change and trends expected over the next 20 years, which are likely to cover demographics and an ageing population, water saving and sustainability, space and health.

Submissions should be sent as PDFs to [email protected] no later than January 31, 2017. Winners will be announced in March.

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