Cosentino has officially launched the 13th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC). The competition is open to students enrolled in the 2018-2019 academic year at any educational center or polytechnic offering courses in design, architecture, interior architecture or other similar fields of study. The international competition offers students a chance to participate in a global professional competition.
Composed of two categories, the 13th edition of Cosentino Design Challenge ’s architecture brief asks students to reflect on “Cosentino and Water”. The design brief is focused on “Cosentino and Energy”. In both categories, students have complete freedom in conceptualizing their sustainable and innovative projects. The final project must include one or more products manufactured by Cosentino: Silestone natural quartz surface, Dekton ultracompact surface, and Sensa protected natural stone.
Each concept must boast technical qualities, with a creative emphasis placed on the theme set for each category. The jury will take into consideration the following criteria:
- Conceptual and technical quality of the project
- Analytical study, thought process and research of the subject
- Research on the spatial experience of the surroundings
- Creativity of the design
- Innovativeness of the design
- Environmental respect of the design
- Adaptation of the project idea to the expressive capacity of Cosentino brand materials and products
- New ideas for materials, finishes, applications, etc.
- Feasibility for the development and construction of the projects presented
- Adaptation of the chosen medium for the presentation with regards to graphics, expressiveness and the kind of idea presented
- Presentational quality of the design
Throughout the competition, students are encouraged to visit Cosentino Showrooms to discover the company’s wide range of products.
For each category, the following prizes will be awarded: one first prize, one second prize, one third prize, and special mentions. First three winners will be awarded the equivalent of €1,000 each in the currency of the country where a student is awarded. Winners will also receive special mentions and global recognition.
The competition encourages student research on different conceptual approaches. This includes the layout of spaces, materials and the constructive systems that define them, via experimentation with Cosentino products.
The project submission period closes on June 1, 2019. The judging panel will announce the winning projects and their designers in late June. All projects must be submitted in digital format via the competition website. http://cosentinodesignchallenge.org.
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