April, 23th 2020

Cantoria (Almería), April 2020. – The Cosentino Group, the Spanish global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, is extending the deadline for the submission of projects for the 14th edition of the international Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC).

Cosentino has spent years backing the talent of future architecture and design professionals and the present global crisis will not halt this initiative. A change is, however, being made to the deadlines previously set, in order to adapt to the academic situation in which universities and schools, as well as students, currently find themselves. The new submission date for applications for this contest will be 31 July and the final decision of the jury will be reached on 28 September and will take place entirely online. On this date, the winners of this current edition will be announced.

The CDC is an initiative which entails a true research-based and creative challenge for students of architecture and design the world over. It is a unique opportunity to connect students with the international business that is Cosentino, as well as its innovative materials and products. Both architecture and design are two disciplines which are fully aligned with, and related to, the business and activity carried out by this Spanish multinational company.

Cosentino Design Challenge 14 Themes

In the Architecture category, Cosentino proposes project development based on the theme “Cosentino and inhabiting the urban space (street room)”. In the Design category, students must work on the subject “Cosentino and local tradition: contemporary craftsmanship”.

For these two intriguing proposals for which the company provides students with unfettered freedom to research and create, the only requirement is that they must include one of the innovative Cosentino products: the Silestone® quartz surface, the ultra-compact Dekton® surface or Sensa by Cosentino®, the natural stone range with exclusive anti-stain protection.

The deadline for submission will be 31 July 2020 and submissions will be made digitally, as usual, through the contest’s official website. All the submission requirements, as well as the criteria to be taken into account by the jury, will be available in the legal conditions found at

Schools and partners

Cosentino Design Challenge 14 currently benefits from the involvement and the collaboration of 31 schools and/or universities from all over the world, and some of these have integrated the contest as an academic project.