Cantoria (Almería), 5th July, 2021.- Cosentino, the Spanish global leader in the production and distribution of innovative and sustainable surfaces for the world of architecture and design, has this morning selected the winners of the 15th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC).

The deliberation session took place online and brought together professors Luis Miguel Alonso, from Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño of Pamplona (Spain), Raúl Torres, from Escuela de Arte y Diseño of Seville (Spain), Jorge Roa, from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Seville (Spain), Angélica Fernández, from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and Rocío Ruiz, from Escola d´Art i Superior de Disseny d´Alacant (Spain). Santiago Alfonso, Vice President of Communication and Corporate Reputation of the Cosentino Group and President of the CDC competition, and Spanish interior designer Soledad Ordóñez completed the panel of renowned architecture and design professionals.

309 proposals submitted

This year’s competition received a total of 309 projects, 196 in the Architecture category and 113 in Design, submitted by European, American and Asian students.

According to Santiago Alfonso, “As President of this challenge that we have been running every year for students for the past fifteen years, I am very proud that the number of projects submitted has exceeded 300 for several editions, especially in this difficult year that we are going through. It is also a great pleasure to see new schools joining the competition, as Heriot-Watt University Dubai did a few weeks ago”.

“Just as schools and universities have had to adapt to online lessons and/or tutorials, the CDC has also made a great effort to deliver online presentations to reach the whole world, especially the students of the 32 partner academic institutions. We are very happy with the feedback we have received”, says Adelina Salinas, architect and coordinator of the CDC.

“Being a competition created for students, I was surprised by the level of expertise in the different programmes used when submitting the proposals. There is a clear contrast between the conceptual projects and those that are applicable to everyday life. My sincere congratulations for all the effort and work done”, says renowned Spanish interior designer Soledad Ordóñez, who has participated in several editions of Casa Decor Madrid and the Marbella Design Fair.


Six projects, three in the Architecture category and three in Design, have won and will be awarded 1,000 euros each. In addition to this, each category has three runners-up, which will be awarded a diploma.

Architecture Category. Theme “Kitchens with soul – new visions for everyday spaces”

Three winning projects, awarded €1,000 each
• ON THE ROCK by Manon Capel (ESAM Design).
• Culinary spot of light by Maria Nicolina Dobras (UNIZAR).
• The Golden Hour by Robin Kavalirek (Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences).

Three runners up, awarded with diploma
• LED- Let´s Eat and Dance by Marina Tovar Fukuoka (ESNE).
• Camping Cosentino by Marina Domingo (ETSAM).
• Oblique by Luis Mínguez González (ETSAM).

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Design Category. Theme “Cosentino… material and sensations”

Three winning projects, awarded €1,000 each
• Hotel lobby by Ignacio Rivera (ETSAM).
• Meraki by Clara Molina Soria, Diego Cuenca Piqueras, Elías Amorós Quiles, Estefanía Henao Tabares, Raquel Miralles del Rincón (EASDA).
• Eternal, memorial stone by Carmen Amigo Vega, Víctor González Castellanos, Celia Hernández Feijóo (Escuela de Ingenierías Industriales (EII), Universidad de Valladolid (UVa).

Three runners up, awarded with diploma
• INMANENTE by Pablo Pérez García, Marina Peña Varona, Rubén Quevedo Martínez (Universidad de Valladolid (UVa).
• The Sound of Self-Care by Daniel Calopino Madariaga (Artediez).
• Collision by Irene Martínez Llorca, Isabel Santos Campo, Marina Gutiérrez García (Universidad de Valladolid (UVa))

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Cosentino Design Challenge

The CDC is a research and development challenge aimed at future architecture and design professionals all over the world. It is a unique opportunity that connects students with a world-leading company in its sector like Cosentino, as well as with its innovative surfaces Dekton, Silestone and Sensa by Cosentino. After all, both architecture and design are closely related to the Spanish multinational and its activities on five continents.


Cosentino Design Challenge 15 has counted on the collaboration and support of 32 schools and/or universities, some of which have included this great challenge in their academic calendar. Furthermore, Experimenta magazine is a media partner of the CDC.

1- Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM
2- Escuela Artediez de Madrid
3- Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla, ETSAS
4- Escuela de Arte de Almería, EAA
5- Escola d´Art i Superior de Disseny d´Alacant. EASDA
6- Universidad de Zaragoza, UNIZAR
7- Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, ETSAB
8- Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Pamplona
9- Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid, IED
10- Escuela Superior de Arte y Diseño de Andalucía, ESADA
11- Escuela de Arte de Zaragoza
12- Universidad Rey Juan Carlos I de Madrid
13- Universidad San Pablo CEU de Madrid
14- Escuela de Arte de Teruel
15- Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología de Madrid, ESNE
16- Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería del Diseño. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. UPV.
17- ELISAVA Barcelona Design School and Engineering
18- Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Universidad de Navarra, ETSAUN
19- Escuela Arte3 de Grado Superior de artes plásticas y diseño – Comunidad de Madrid
20- Escuela de Arte y Diseño de Sevilla

21- Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa
22- Universidad de Aveiro
23- École Supérieure des Arts Modernes, ESAM
24- BAU International Berlin
25- Universidad de Lulea. LTU.
26- Izmir Economi University
27- University of Technology Sydney, UTS.
28- LASALLE College of the Arts
29- Raffles College of Higher Education
30- Universidad Marista de Mérida
31- Holon Institute of Technology
United Arad Emirates
32- Heriot-Watt University Dubai (EAU)