16 international schools and institutions involved in the 9th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge
October 7, 2014
The Cosentino Group presents the 9th edition of Cosentino Design Challenge, an international competition with collaboration from 16 international institutions, schools and universities from as many as four continents: Europe, Asia, Oceania and America:
-Design Academy Eindhoven (Holland)
-Istituto Europeo di Design Milano (Italy)
-Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig (Germany)
-École Supérieure des Arts Modernes (France)
-American Society of Interior Designers (USA)
-University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
-Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore)
-Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (Spain)
-Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (Spain)
-Escuela de Arte número 10 de Madrid (Spain)
-Escuela Técnica Superior de la Universidad de Navarra (Spain)
-Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla (Spain)
-Escuela de Arte de Almería (Spain)
-Escuela de Arte Superior de Diseño de Alicante (Spain)
-Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia (Spain)
-Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)
The competition consists of two categories, Architecture and Design. The main objective is to foster the talent of students who registered between the years of 2014 and 2015 from any school or centre of higher education for design, architecture or interior architecture anywhere in the world. Participating students must research different conceptual approaches to the configuration of spaces, and to the construction materials and systems defining these spaces, while remaining within the guidelines for each category and using materials from Cosentino’s® wide range of products in their final projects.
The Design category in this edition of the competition requires the student to reflect on “Cosentino and Celebration”. Students are free to choose their own work area or surface, but should give careful consideration to the relationship between space, the observer and the Cosentino products that must be included in the final project.
The object of the Architecture category is to reflect on the thresholds between cohabitation, play and recreational areas, while experimenting with surfaces. Students should not forget to include at least one Cosentino product in the design for their final project.
The delivery deadline for the final project designs will be 1 June 2015. Each project must be submitted in digital format only via the website: http://www.cosentinodesignchallenge.org/
There are three first prizes of 1,000 euros each for both categories, making an overall total of 6,000 euros in prize money. The decision of the jury, which comprises high profile figures from the world of architecture and design, will be announced during the month of June 2015.
The presentation of prizes for the winners of the previous edition took place today in Centro Cibeles, and this event has been supported by a very interesting initial lecture from the Architect Jesús San Vicente on “The importance of design in a company’s growth and development”.
This year’s venue was also the setting for the presentation of prizes to the winners of the previous edition.