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.
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.
Cosentino Design Challenge is an international competition that is present in different schools in different countries. We take a proactive approach to our work in: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal, Italy, the USA, Brazil, Mexico and Spain.
Our experience in organising these competitions has taken us to the 7th Cosentino Design Challenge
Past editions featured work in different subject areas, for example:
“A house for an astronomer on the Island of La Palma”, “A new bathroom for the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM)”, “A stand for Cosentino”, “Reflection space for peace”, “New ways of reusing waste Silestone and/or Eco by Cosentino material”, “Contemporary bathroom and/or kitchen spaces”, “Design for a bar counter”, “Design of a shower tray”, “renovation or new design for a hotel lobby using custom-made large format pieces of silestone and/or eco by cosentino”, etc.
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