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The International Competition for Students, Cosentino Design Challenge, Celebrates 12th Year

A Vital Event in the International Sphere of Architecture and Design


  • Students, renowned professionals and press gathered on 21 September 2017 at the Cosentino City Madrid to find out about the brief of this years Cosentino Design Challenge.
  • 24 national and international institutions are supporting this initiative, which promotes creativity and talent among students of architecture and design. 

The global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of innovative surfaces in the world of design and architecture, the Cosentino Group, is delighted to present the 12th edition of the international Cosentino Design Challenge.

With the support of 24 prestigious national and international schools, universities and institutions, this initiative is an unmissable annual event, and a great achievement for Cosentino in its social and educational commitment to the next generation of architects and designers. The Cosentino Design Challenge promotes and encourages creativity and talent among architecture and design students from all over the world.

Cosentino City Madrid, located on the Paseo de la Castellana, hosted the competition launch event on the 21 September, where students, teachers, renowned professionals and press were informed about the details of the 12th Cosentino Design Challenge.

Composed of two categories, the Architecture brief asks students to reflect on “Cosentino and the dramatic arts”, and the Design brief is centred on “Cosentino and light”. In both categories, the participants have complete freedom in developing their final project, which must include a product manufactured by Cosentino such as Silestone® natural quartz surface, Dekton® ultra-compact surface and/or the Sensa® protected granite surface.

The project submission period opens on 1 October 2017 and closes on 1 June 2018. All projects must be submitted in digital format via the competition website which can be found at

In June 2018, the judging panel will announce the winning projects and their designers. There are three winners for each category, who will be awarded €1,000 each, and three special mentions.

The launch event also saw the winners of the 11th Cosentino Design Challenge presented with their prizes, as well as a keynote address, “Transformations in cooking spaces over the last two centuries”, given by the architect Luis Fernández-Galiano.

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