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Cosentino reveal the winner of the 11th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge



Cosentino Australia is excited to announce the winner of the 2017 Cosentino Design Challenge is Beau Avedissian for his GoSlo proposal.

As with all CDC editions, the initiative encourages creativity among students of design and architecture around the world. Entries for the Australian challenge were open from 24 March 2017 – 30 May 2017, and this year, for the first time, the prize for the Australian winner will include an internship at a multi-award winning Australian architectural practice.

Over 20 institutions, schools and specialist universities from Europe, Asia, Oceania and America are actively involved in the projection and development of CDC11. The Cosentino Group is also working in every country where it does business to give the contest maximum media and academic coverage.

The 11th edition’s Architecture category asked students to reflect on “Cosentino and travel” and Students were at liberty to develop their ideas with a single requirement, that the final project includes at least one Cosentino product.

A local Australian judging panel selected the winning project and awarded beau with a two week full time paid internship at multi-award winning fjmt studio and an ipad mini. The internship will provide invaluable real world experience with an architectural practice dedicated to design excellence, and has a global presence, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, London and Oxford.

You can enter the 2018 challenge here –

The ideas contained in the GoSlo proposal introduce an unexpected sensory layer to the beautiful Cosentino tiles.

By using the tile within a proposal to create a subtle Civic experience that modulates noise, temperate, humidity and light, the tile becomes an integral part of peoples daily journey. The thoughtful analysis of how to mitigate the stress of passing through the existing tunnel is conveyed in a nuanced presentation, underpinned with extensive research and technical knowledge.


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About the Cosentino Group

The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces.

The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.

The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain). Currently Cosentino is present in 32 countries, with its own assets in 27 of them. The group has 7 factories (6 in Almería (Spain and 1 in Brazil), 1 intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more than 120 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.

About fjmt

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) is a multi-award-winning architectural practice dedicated to design excellence and the enhancement of the public domain.

From integrated studios in Sydney, Melbourne, London and Oxford fjmt regularly undertakes public and private projects of varying scale, complexity and specialised character, from modest community libraries and childcare though to major cultural, research, commercial, residential mixed use development and city/campus masterplans

fjmt are one of only seven practices world-wide to receive the prestigious WAF World Building of the Year award and have won many other international prizes and awards for excellence and innovation in architecture, urban design, sustainable design, interior design and heritage adaptation and conservation.

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