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Cosentino Design Challenge presents its 11th edition

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  • The Cosentino Group has presented the 11th edition of the international Cosentino Design Challenge at the Madrid Technical School of Architecture (ETSAM) to students, professional architects, designers and the media.
  • Over 20 national and international institutions are supporting this initiative, which promotes talent and creativity of students in both disciplines.

The internationally recognised global company and market leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative surfaces in the world of design and architecture, the Cosentino Group, has presented the 11th edition of the international Cosentino Design Challenge. Once again this year, the initiative promotes and encourages creativity and talent among design and architecture students from around the world.

A total of 22 institutions, schools and specialist universities from Europe, Asia, Oceania and America are actively involved in the projection and development of this year’s edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge. The Cosentino Group is also working in every country where it does business to give the contest maximum media and academic coverage.


Thanks to ever increasing recognition around the world and progressive growth in participation, the Cosentino Design Challenge is now fully acknowledged by future architecture and design professionals.

Cosentino Design Challenge 11

The Cosentino Design Challenge consists of two categories: Architecture and Design. In this 11th edition, the Architecture category asks students to reflect on “Cosentino and travel”, while in the Design category, the topic is based on “Cosentino and technology”. In both categories, students are at total liberty to develop their ideas with a single requirement; that the final project includes at least one Cosentino product.


The submission period for final project designs opens this month, October 2016 and closes on 7 June 2017. All projects must be submitted exclusively in digital format via the competition website.

Throughout this time, the Cosentino Group can be contacted by students via, to answer any queries. Cosentino Centres and Cosentino City showrooms all around the world will be open to any student to visit and discover the company’s wide range of products.

After the jury chooses the winners in June 2017, the winning students and their projects will be announced publicly worldwide. The prestigious jury will be made up of figures of recognised prestige in the world of architecture and design. Three first prizes will be awarded for each category, of 1,000€ each, plus three runner up prizes.

For detailed information, visit the website or watch the video Take part!:



The official presentation took place this morning at the Madrid Technical School of Architecture (ETSAM) for dozens of students, tutors, architects, designers and the media. This event was also the prize giving ceremony for the winners of the previous edition, whose projects will be on display for a week at ETSAM and will then travel to all the other partner schools and universities.

To complete the day’s events, the architect Josean Ruiz Esquiroz delighted the guests with a sublime exhibition on “La [r]evolución de lo ordinario”.

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