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Carved in Stone Installation at London Design Festival 2019

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Cosentino is delighted to present the five winning sculptures from its Carved in Stone competition.  The first competition of its kind from the leading Spanish brand, prestigious architecture practices across the UK were invited to put forward their concepts for marble sculptures around the theme ‘Life on Mars’, juxtaposing this ancient material with a futuristic brief.

About the Carved in Stone Competition

The winning sculptures were judged by a panel comprising Cosentino’s Global Executive Vice President of Sales and CEO of Cosentino North America, Eduardo Cosentino; Founder and CEO of Cuellar Stone, Diego Martinez Cruz, Cosentino UK’s National Sales Manager, Chris Hay; Cosentino’s Vice President for Marketing and Communication, Santiago Alfonso and Cosentino’s Vice President for Global Product & RD, Valentin Tijeras.

The winning practices are: Cartwright Pickard, Foster + Partners, Hugh Broughton Architects, Ian Ritchie Architects and Tonkin Liu.

Cuellar Stone, a Spanish company dedicated to special projects involving natural stone, has brought the five forward-thinking winning concepts to life, carving the intricate designs out of blocks of 500 x 500 x 500mm Macael Marble.  To celebrate London Design Festival 2019, the sculptures are being showcased in the Cosentino City London showroom from the 16-20 September (10am – 10pm).

About the Sculptures

Cartwright Pickard – ‘The Chasm’

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About the practice:

Cartwright Pickard is a research-led practice with over 20 years of experience in the design of inspirational places to live, work and learn.  It has an integrated approach to architecture, technology and construction that delivers the best possible results for clients, building users and wider society.

www.cartwrightpickard.com

Foster+Partners – ‘Mars in Marble’

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About the practice:

Foster + Partners is an award-winning British architectural design and engineering firm which pioneers an innovative and sustainable approach to architecture and urbanism around the world.

www.fosterandpartners.com

Hugh Broughton Architects – Astronaut’s Helmet

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About the practice:

Hugh Broughton Architects is one of the established talents of contemporary British architecture with a portfolio of high quality and elegant designs spanning the cultural, science and educational sectors with a particular expertise designing projects in remote locations.

www.hbarchitects.co.uk

Ian Ritchie Architects – ‘Marble’

Download images: https://we.tl/t-46mCy7zyz1 

About the practice:

Ian Ritchie leads this original and influential architectural and design practice based in London which since its inception has received global recognition for its subtly elegant, innovative, exceptionally individual and environmentally intelligent projects.

www.ianritchiearchitects.co.uk

Tonkin Liu – ‘Giant Phytoplankton Puzzle’

Download images: https://we.tl/t-dfkCpezXWA

About the practice:

Tonkin Liu is a leading London architecture practice with a diverse portfolio of award-winning architecture. Nature informs all its design, as symbols through weather, landscapes and biomimicry.

www.tonkinliu.co.uk


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