Cosentino Design Challenge

International Competition for Architecture and Design Students

Cosentino Design Challenge

International Competition for Architecture and Design Students

Watch the Winning CDC15 Projects

Architecture category

Spot of Light

María Nicolas Dobras

The Golden Hour

Robin Kavalirek

On the Rock

Manon Capel

Design category

Hotel Lobby

Ignacio Rivera

Meraki

Clara Molina Soria y compañeros

Eternal, Memorial Stone

Carmen Amigo Vega y compañeros

About us

What is CDC

Cosentino Design Challenge, competitions in Architecture and Design for students organised by Grupo Cosentino.

Their aim is to support students during their formative stage and to encourage them to research on different conceptual approaches to the layout of spaces and the construction systems defining them.

This research and reflection, along with the themes proposed in each edition, have as their basic principle respect for the environment, reuse and management of waste and the possibility of reusing excess material as high-quality raw material.

Grupo Cosentino believes that it is important to foster these reflections during the formative stage of future professionals.

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Reasons for participating

Participating in these Cosentino Design Challenge competitions is of great value for students for many different reasons:

CDC assists students in their formative stage to become familiar with the process of taking part in architecture and design competitions, which will later become another of their areas of professional activity.

CDC is held under the same conditions as a professional competition, so that this familiarisation will be as productive as possible.

CDC provides incentive for research, reflection and creativity, among others, by means of prizes that acknowledge the effort and quality going into the projects presented.

CDC offers students the chance to know the trends, level and way of working students have in cities and countries other than their own, which are aspects of great importance in a global society where competitions and professional activity have an increasingly international focus.

CDC offers students contact with a multinational company with which they can establish professional and even commercial relations.

Growth

Reasons for participating

Participating in these Cosentino Design Challenge competitions is of great value for students for many different reasons:

CDC assists students in their formative stage to become familiar with the process of taking part in architecture and design competitions, which will later become another of their areas of professional activity.

CDC is held under the same conditions as a professional competition, so that this familiarisation will be as productive as possible.

CDC provides incentive for research, reflection and creativity, among others, by means of prizes that acknowledge the effort and quality going into the projects presented.

CDC offers students the chance to know the trends, level and way of working students have in cities and countries other than their own, which are aspects of great importance in a global society where competitions and professional activity have an increasingly international focus.

CDC offers students contact with a multinational company with which they can establish professional and even commercial relations.

The experience

Past editions

Our experience in organising these competitions has taken us to the 15th edition Cosentino Design Challenge

Past editions featured work in different subject areas, for example:

“Cosentino and Traveling”, “Cosentino and Technology”, “Cosentino and Sport”, “Commercial Elements”, “Cosentino and Art”, “Acting on any historical/emblematic building of the world, changing its main use to another of free choice and realizing a special interest in its surroundings”,”Cosentino and the office”, “Design of a kitchen of exteriors”, “Design of the bar of a bar”, “Shower plate”, “Design of the hall of a hotel”, “A house for an astronomer on the island of La Palma”, “A new bathroom for ETSAM”, “A Stand for Cosentino”, “Space for reflection for peace”, “New ways to reuse Silestone discarded materials and/or ECO by Cosentino”, “Contemporary spaces of bath and / or kitchen”, “Cosentino and the Celebration”, “Thresholds of coexistence-Playground”, “COSENTINO & Light”, “COSENTINO & Performing Arts”, etc.

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Last news

Cosentino Design Challenge 15 announces its winners

Cosentino Design Challenge 15 announces its winners

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...

Award ceremony to the winners of the 14th Edition in France

Award ceremony to the winners of the 14th Edition in France

May, 21st 2021 Last Friday, May 21, the accesit and the “coup de Coeur Cosentino” were presented to the French winners of the previous edition of the CDC, in a small event at the École Supérieure des Arts Modernes (ESAM) in Paris.

Tomás Alía

Tomás Alía. Interior designer and Jury member of CDC13

That a company like Cosentino, so relevant and loved, crates a platform like this so that new professionals understand the need to link products to their own designs. I find this necessary and something all creative persons need.

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Contact us

Student enquiries:
idea@cosentinodesignchallenge.org
* The SUBJECT must state: DESIGN ENQUIRY or ARCHITECTURE ENQUIRY

Other enquiries:
Vanessa Feo
vfeo@cosentino.com
Telf.: +34 950 444 175 / +34 616 436 498
Pilar Navarro
pmnavarro@cosentino.com
Telf.: +34 950 444 175 / +34 689 347 154
* The SUBJECT must state: CDC ENQUIRY

Collaborators

Participating schools

i+d+art (Spain) / ETSAM (Spain) / Artediez (Spain) / ETSAS (Spain) / EAA (Spain) / EASDA (Spain) / UNIZAR (Spain) / ETSAB (Spain) / ETSAUN (Spain) / UTS (Australia) / ESAM (France) / LASALLE (Singapore) / Universidad Marista de Mérida (Mexico) / LTU (Sweden) / ESADA (Spain) / Escuela de Arte de Zaragoza (Spain) / CEU (Spain) / ESNE (Spain) / Universidad Rey Juan Carlos I de Madrid (Spain) / ELISAVA (Spain) / Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) / Escuela de Arte de Teruel (Spain) / Universidad de Aveiro (Portugal) / Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería del Diseño (Spain) / Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Pamplona (Spain) / BAU (Germany) / Escuela de Arte y Diseño de Sevilla (Spain) / Arte3 (Spain) / HiT (Israel) / Heriot-Wa University Dubai (EAU) / Rales (Singapore) / Izmir Economi University (Turkey)