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Entry is Open for the 2012 Cosentino Design Challenge

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Projects can be submitted as hard copies or digital files from today until 1 June 2012, inclusive
The competition, which consists of two different categories; Architecture and Design, is open to all students from any school or centre of higher education for design, architecture or interior architecture anywhere in the world.

The prize money totals 6,000 euros.

The Spanish multinational and world leader in the production and distribution of quartz and other natural stone surfaces, Cosentino has opened the entry period for its 6th Cosentino Design Challenge. The International competition is now open for entries into the two categories; Architecture and Design from now until the 1 June 2012.

Candidates can send their work as hard copies to apartado de correos 16110, 28005 Madrid, or by email in digital format to The specific accompanying documentation required for both categories can be found in the competition terms and conditions at

The competition is open to all students enrolled in the 2011-2012 academic year at any school or centre of higher education for design, architecture or interior architecture.

In the 6th Cosentino Design Challenge, the objective of the Design category is to design a shower tray integrated into a singular bathroom, using Silestone® and/or Eco by Cosentino®.

The Architecture category has the objective of the renovation or new design of a hotel lobby with large-format custom pieces of Silestone® and/or Eco by Cosentino®, making full use of 100% of the panel.

There are three first prizes of 1,000 euros each for both categories, totalling 6,000 euros in prize money. There will also be special mentions in each category.

The jury will be made up of recognised figures from the world of architecture and design who will make their decision in June 2012.

The purpose of the competition, now in its sixth year is to encourage the talent of students, as well as promoting research into the different conceptual approaches to the layout of spaces, materials and the construction systems that define them.

The Cosentino Design Challenge is an international competition, with collaborations from prestigious European schools including: Design Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands), Istituto Europeo di Design Milan (Italy), Madrid School of Architecture, Barcelona School of Architecture, Escuela de Arte 4 Madrid, School of Architecture Sevilla and the School of Art Almería.

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