Programme

Cosentino Design Challenge consists of two categories:

CDC International Design

The 11th Cosentino Design Challenge International Design Competition has the objective of:

“COMMERCIAL & TECHNOLOGY”

Students may choose the form and surface of the area of action freely.

Details of the programme and submission format are explained in more detail in the competition terms and conditions.

CDC International Architecture

The 11th Cosentino Design Challenge International Architecture Competition has the objective of working on:

“COSENTINO & TRAVELLING”

Details of the programme and submission format are explained in more detail in the competition terms and conditions.


Timeline

No pre-inscription is required.

The competition is open for submissions at 9 a.m. on 18th of October 2016 and closes on 7th of June 2017

An enquiry period for the Competition Terms and Conditions will be open between 1 October 2016 and 31 May 2017.

The presentation of prizes will take place at an official event whose date and location will be made known to finalists and partner schools or centers for higher education at an opportune time.

Terms and Conditions

Download Terms and Conditions CDC10.


Prizes

For each category (CDC10 Architecture and CDC10 Design) the following prizes will be awarded: Three first prizes, three second prizes, and special mentions. These comprise a total of six first prizes and six second prizes plus as many special mentions as the jury sees fit to award.

Each of the six first prizes will consist of €1,000 (US$ 1.377).

The awarding of special mentions will be at the discretion of the jury.

Winners and all candidates who receive special mentions will also be given a certificate stating the result of their participation in the competition.


Poster

Poster Cosentino Design Challenge 10

Jury

The jury will be made up of a professor representative of each partner school and persons of renowned prestige in the world of architecture and design.

Each member of the jury will have a say and a vote when judging the submitted projects. The secretary of the jury will have a say but no vote.

The jury’s decision cannot be appealed.

Confidentiality is guaranteed for all designs. The panel e-mails will be downloaded by a person neither say nor vote on the jury. E-mails containing personal information will only be opened once the jury has reached a decision and in order to verify the information of the winners and special mentions.

The jury’s decision will be launched live via social media and recorded in an official document that will be published 15 days after the decisive meeting is held. The jury’s deliberation will take place throughout the month of June 2017.

The presentation of prizes will take place at an official event whose date and location will be made known to finalists and participating educational centres.

The jury will examine the following criteria:

  • The conceptual and technical quality of the project.
  • The analytical study, thought process and research of the subject.
  • The research on the spatial experience of the suroundings.
  • The creativity of the design.
  • The innovativeness of the design.
  • The environmental respect of the design.
  • The adaptation of the project idea to the expressive capacity of COSENTINO GROUP brand materials and products.
  • New ideas for materials, finishes, applications, etc. that may arise.
  • The feasbility for the development and construction of the projects presented.
  • The adaptation of the chosen medium for the presentation with regards to graphics, expressivity and the kind of idea presented.
  • The presentational quality of the design.