Cosentino, the leading Spanish global company in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, launches a call for entries for the Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC), which aims to promote the talent and creativity of future international architecture and design professionals.
Celebrating its thirteenth edition this year, this competition encourages students from all over the world to create sustainable and innovative projects that boast outstanding conceptual and technical quality, with a creative and technical emphasis placed on the topics set for each category.
In the Architecture section, Cosentino advised students to reflect on “Cosentino and water”. In the Design category, the subject is based on “Cosentino and energy”. These represent two passionate proposals in which the company provides students with an unfettered freedom to research and create. They must incorporate one or more of the innovative products that Cosentino offers to the world of architecture and design: the Silestone quartz surface, the ultra-compact Dekton surface and/or the natural stone range with exclusive anti-stain Sensa protection by Cosentino.
On October 8 2018, Cosentino City Madrid hosted the competition presentation with the support of Cosentino company representatives, architecture and design professionals, press specialists, and some teachers/professors from 29 schools and universities of renowned national and international prestige, who actively collaborate in the competition.
In addition, three winners from the previous edition were also awarded the prizes on 8 October. The event culminated in a talk by guest Architect Daniel Rincón de la Vega entitled La vivienda de lujo en Madrid desde 1.900 (The luxury home in Madrid since 1900).
Since 2017, Cosentino has been enjoying their collaboration with their first media partner Experimenta. Through their online and offline platforms, this publication has become a great ally in disseminating and raising awareness of the CDC initiative.
The submission period for final project designs is open until June 1 2019. All submissions have to be submitted via www.cosentinodesignchallenge.org. The jury will deliver their decision on the winning projects on June 2019. Three prizes of €1,000 each for first place winners, including three runner-ups will be awarded for each category.