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Once again this year Cosentino, a Spanish company and world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, is promoting the Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC), the international competition for design and architecture students from all over the world.
Now in its fourteenth year, the Cosentino Design Challenge has become a reference point for international architecture and design, with the participation of numerous schools and universities from all over the world.
The aim of the company is to offer future generations of architects and designers the opportunity to get in touch and learn about the materials and products of Cosentino that, in the future, they will be able to use in their work projects.
The presentation of the new edition of the competition was held, during the Architecture Week 2019, at the Cosentino City in Madrid and was attended by representatives of Cosentino, professionals in design and architecture, magazines as well as students and teachers of some of the 31 schools and universities national and international partners of the initiative. Vanessa Feo, head of international communication for the Cosentino Group, and Ricardo Santonja, who has worked on the initiative since its inception, illustrated all the details of the new edition. The event was also an opportunity to present prizes to the winners of the last edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge.
Themes of the Cosentino Design Challenge 14
As usual, there are two categories of participants in the Cosentino Design Challenge: Architecture and Design.
This year, for the category Architecture, Cosentino proposes the development of a project on the theme “Cosentino and living in urban space (street room)“.
For the Design category, students will be asked to reflect on “Cosentino and local traditions: contemporary craftsmanship“.
As far as the research and development phases are concerned, Cosentino gives the students maximum freedom; the only condition is to include one of its innovative materials in the project, chosen from Silestone® quartz, ultra-compact Dekton® surfaces or Sensa by Cosentino® natural granites, characterised by exclusive stain protection.
Applications are open until 1 June 2020 and all projects must be submitted in digital format via the official competition website www.cosentinodesignchallenge.org.
The jury will publish the results in June 2020 and, for each category, will announce three winners who will win a prize of €1,000, and three special mentions.