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Winners Announced for the 10th International Student Competition The Cosentino Design Challenge

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  • The jury assessed 353 entries, a 28% increase on participation from the previous year.
  • For each of the two categories in the competition, architecture and design, three prizes have been awarded of 1000 euros each, and three secondary awards.
  • To mark the 10th edition of the competition, the purpose of which is to promote talent among architecture and design students around the world, Cosentino has celebrated the jury’s decision at its head offices in Cantoria, Almeria. 

The global company and leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces in the world of architecture and design, the Cosentino Group is delighted to announce the winners of its Cosentino Design Challenge.  Now in its 10th year, the competition comprises of two categories, Architecture and Design with the aim to promote talent among students around the world.

Architecture (In this field the topic was “Cosentino and sport” with the candidates’ surface area or site of choice). 

  • Three winning projects, awarded a €1000 prize each:
    • “Escalarte art in scale” of Luis Miguel Sánchez (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/grzgetth6w3pyd1yd7pjw0ow1vrwlv44

    • “Dancing Prism” of María Rodríguez (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/4i9zxzpkk9yzbrvoexcl330o1o4i3su0

    • “Waterock” de Arturo Garrido (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/br1vyrtfbsg804490za87nch7bc5zna0

  • Three secondary awards, receiving a diploma:
    • “Cueva de Escalada” of Nievi Peterson (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/kxhvopvcvsp9al2m38itx09u64g3stmv

    • “Underwater Pool” of Ignacio Palenzuela (Escuela de Arte, Almería, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/hy1210xdo5a8drye1lcx105gdji4btlo

    • “Social Olympics by Cosentino” of Cristina Pretel (EAAI Diseño&Arte, Granada, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/g0mtu1gkkcyx0mdmh0okg9yvvl4fd7gz

    • Climbing Square” de Vanessa Vera (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/ik6t7k20mdlym8wysoifkpvdogxdn8w3

Design (The theme for this category consisted of working on “commercial elements”, playing with different surfaces).

  • Three winning projects, awarded a €1000 prize each:
    • Una galaxia de colores” of Hugo García (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/0en4l8nsmz30s5kq73tonqkvnte5upx5

    • “Diffuse” of Javier Jauhari (Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/unk0rc3a3lhooev71aumspror0egb4nv

    • “Glade” of Verónica Gómez (Escuela Superior de Diseño, Madrid, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/rffes45tjhy7ia0ye70giiel3jgj4220

  • Three secondary awards, receiving a diploma:
    • “Caracola” of Arturo Garrido (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/czpctiglb6m3sd1ex1z5yygmuop1zccg

    • “Stadium” of Carlos Fernández (Escuela Artediez, Madrid, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/gsge3az6quylyv36g3jfbewypp8elrvw

    • “Dang!” of Shirley Tan (Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/h9rd6pm9sk3k7qg2kcskpi8rmxz7osem

  • Special mentions:
    • “Interactive Samples” of David Rodríguez (Escuela Artediez, Madrid, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/6qepsnsj48bb44donx7imhl2ksedunhk

    • “Mother Nature” of Francisco Manuel Molina (EAAI Diseño&Arte, Granada, Spain):

https://cosentino.box.com/s/c37qur0p11u168699zoupwin1jx20n6q

Cosentino is proud to see how the initiative that started ten years ago to promote the talent of students of architecture and design around the world, continues to grow and receive more support and backing from distinguished schools, universities and institutions both nationally and overseas. A total of 20 were official partners actively involved in the 10th Cosentino Design Challenge:

  • From Spain: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, Escuela Artediez de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Navarra, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla, Escuela de Arte de Almería, Escuela de Arte Superior de Diseño de Alicante, CEU–Universidad San Pablo de Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid, Escuela de Arte de Zaragoza, EAAI Diseño & Arte de Granada and Escuela Técnica Superior Arquitectura de Zaragoza UNIZAR.
  • From Italy: Istituto Europeo di Design Milano.
  • From France: École Supérieure des Arts Modernes.
  • From Portugal: Universidad Tecnica Lisboa.
  • From Sweden: Lulea Tekniska Universität, Lulea.
  • From the USA: American Society of Interior Designers.
  • From Mexico: Universidad Marista, Mérida.
  • From Australia: University of Technology Sydney.
  • From Singapore: Lasalle College of the Arts.

The growing success of the competition each year in terms of the number of projects and work submitted is also significant. The 10th Cosentino Design Challenge received a total of 353 entries (173 for the architecture category and 180 for the design category), a 28% increase on the previous year. Entries were submitted from students at both the partner institutions and from those at other design and architecture schools around the world, such as the Institución Universitaria Colegio Mayor de Antioquia (Colombia), Universidad del Sinú (Colombia) and the Universidad Simón I Patiño (Bolivia)

The jury for the Cosentino Design Challenge consisted of representatives from the partner schools and universities involved in this year’s competition. The Granada architect Juan Domingo Santos was also invited to sit on the jury, alongside the Director of Communications and Marketing, Santiago Alfonso, on behalf of the Cosentino Group. 

To mark the 10th edition of the competition, Cosentino celebrated the jury’s decision at its head offices in Cantoria, Almeria. After completing their deliberation, the members of the CSR Corporate Committee, led by the Chairman of the Group, Francisco Martínez-Cosentino Justo, greeted the jury members present and saw the short-listed and winning projects for this year.

 

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