Cosentino Design Challenge 14 Winners
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October 14, 2020
Cosentino has selected the winners of the 14th edition of the International Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC).
Due to the global health situation, for the first time in its history, the deliberation session took place online. The session was chaired by Santiago Alfonso, Vice President of Communication & Marketing of Cosentino Group and President of the CDC competition. Professors from the following Spanish schools also joined: Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Navarra, Escuela Artediez de Madrid, Escuela Superior de Arte y Diseño de Andalucía, ESADA, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, ETSAB, and Escuela de Arte de Zaragoza.
This year, the jury evaluated a total of 363 submitted projects, 213 projects in the Architecture category and 150 in the Design category, submitted by European, American and Asian students.
“The exceptional situation that we are facing has not been able to stop the competition. Once again, we can boast of having received a greater number of projects than we did in the previous edition” says Adelina Salinas, coordinator of the Contest.
Thanks to the effort of all those involved in the competition, the Cosentino Design Challenge continues to be synonymous with growth, success and international prestige. Students and teachers have adapted to the unusual situation and have continued with their lessons at home. As for Cosentino, the company has worked tirelessly on the promotion of the initiative in all its markets.
Finally, it is worth noting the decision of the CDC organisers to extend the deadlines in order to help both teachers and students in this exceptional situation. According to Santiago Alfonso, President of the Competition, “taking into account that the unusual situation we are facing has seriously complicated our daily activities, seeing the result of this year’s call makes us feel proud and encourages us to continue with this project, which from the beginning has been committed to the talent and creativity of future professionals. If there is one thing that has become even clearer to me during the review and assessment of applications, it is that design and architecture can and should provide real solutions to present and future problems.”
The Cosentino Design Challenge 14 has had the involvement and collaboration of 31 schools and/or universities from all over the world. Some of them have even listed the contest as an academic project. In addition, Experimenta magazine is a media partner of the CDC.