Roca's inspirational galleries make space for design dialogue
Leading bathroom manufacturer Roca understands the crucial importance of the interface between designers, customers and the company. This innate knowledge underpins the Roca Galleries, a series of showroom and meeting spaces in key international locales created to encourage dialogue between designers and architects, as well as to host public functions.
The Roca London Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects rocalondongallery.com
Each gallery has its own distinctive identity. In London, Zaha Hadid explores the theme of fluid, flowing space. In Barcelona, architects OAB worked with Spanish glass manufacturer Cricursa to develop a highly theatrical facade made of aquamarine panels that reflect, refract and deflect light. ‘In the day it looks solid like a rock, and at night it looks liquid,’ says architect Carlos Ferrater of the sparkling glass box.
Designed by Lamela Architecture Studio the Roca Madrid Gallery encourages visitors to explore the world of bathroom spaces, as well as the historic importance of water to society rocamadridgallery.com
Designed by the Lamela Architecture Studio, the Roca Madrid Gallery aims to be a cultural reference point for the city, giving an insight into design and the importance of water to society. A series of dramatic interiors enhances its appeal.
The challenge for Ferruz Decoradors at the Roca Lisbon Gallery was to transform a historic building, the Praça dos Restauradores, into a showroom, gallery and exhibition space that engages with the city rocalisboagallery.com
Located in the majestic Praça dos Restauradores square, the Roca Lisbon Gallery exhibits the latest Roca products, while offering visitors a chance to learn more about the company. Conceived by interior desigers Ferruz Decoradors, the project’s main challenge was to turn a historic building into an innovative cultural space.
The Roca Galleries are part of an international strategy that embraces present-day realities and future challenges. It is also emblematic of a corporate commitment to maintain an ongoing dialogue with society.