Cosentino, the Spanish company that manufactures and distributes innovative surfaces for architecture and design, has once again presented the Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC). Now in its fifteenth edition, the international competition dedicated to design and architecture students from all over the world was announced through an online event that saw the participation of Santiago Alfonso, Vice President of Communication and Marketing of the Cosentino Group and President of the CDC, Adelina Salinas, architect and coordinator of the competition and Ricardo Santoja, professor, photographer and collaborator of the CDC since the first editions.
Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC): the themes of the 15th edition
The Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC) is a major international competition for design and architecture students from all over the world to test their talent and creativity. The Cosentino Design Challenge is an initiative that allows students to get in touch with the company's materials and products, which they will be able to use in their work projects in the future.
The support and collaboration of 32 national and international schools and universities, as well as industry professionals, are proof of the prestige that the Cosentino Design Challenge has achieved over the years.
Students will have until 21 June 2021 to submit their projects. The themes of this year's competition are, for the Architecture category “Kitchens with a soul - new visions for everyday spaces“, while for the Design category students are invited to reflect on the theme “Cosentino...materials and sensations“.
The students taking part in the competition will have maximum creative freedom in developing their projects, but they will have to include one of the innovative materials proposed by Cosentino to the world of architecture and design: Silestone®, Dekton® and/or Sensa by Cosentino®.
Cosentino Design Challenge: the winning projects of the 14th edition
Due to the health emergency, for the first time in the history of the competition, the award ceremony of the 14th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge was held in virtual mode.
No less than 363 projects were submitted this year. The jury evaluated 213 projects in the Architecture category and 150 in the Design category, submitted by European, American and Asian students.
Six projects, three in the Architecture category and three in the Design category, won the first prize of 1,000 euros.
The theme of the Architecture category of the 14th edition was “Cosentino and inhabiting the urban space (street room)“. The three winning projects were: “Cosentino Square“ by Luis Mínguez González (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM, Spain), “Black Hole“ by Alexandra Bailey (Escuela Superior de Arte y Diseño de Andalucía, ESADA, Spain) and “In Between“ by Teresa Martínez López (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM, Spain).
The theme of the Design Category of the 14th edition was “Cosentino and local traditions: contemporary craftsmanship“. The three winning projects were: “Bravo!“ by Teresa Martínez López (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM, Spain), “Stone Stool“ by Miguel Ángel Ygoa Fernández de Castro (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM, Spain) and “Hamoon“ by Noive Ceballos Gómez, Laura Barón Palmero (Cesine Centro Universitario, Santander, Spain).