Cosentino Design Challenge 2024

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Cosentino Design Challenge 2024

Cosentino Design Challenge 2024 is now open for entries!

Cosentino Design Challenge 2024: The Cosentino Design Challenge 2024, an annual architecture and design challenge for students organised by Grupo Cosentino has been recently opened for entries with the aim to support students during their formative stage and to encourage them to research on different conceptual approaches.

About Competition


Cosentino Design Challenge 2024 is competitions for architecture and design students recently organised by Grupo Cosentino , now in 18th edition.

Their aim is to support students during their formative stage and to encourage them to research on different conceptual approaches to the layout of spaces and the construction systems defining them.

This research and reflection, along with the themes proposed in each edition, have as their basic principle respect for the environment, reuse and management of waste and the possibility of reusing excess material as high-quality raw material. Grupo Cosentino believes that it is important to foster these reflections during the formative stage of future professionals.

The voting process will be composed of two phases: on-line voting and face-to-face voting.

The presentation of prizes will take place at an official event whose date and location will be made known to finalists and partner schools or centers for higher education at an opportune time.


Categories


Cosentino Design Challenge consists of two categories:

CDC International Design

The 18th Cosentino Design Challenge International Design Competition has the objective of:

“COSENTINO AND WATER”
Examine current and future uses and challenges, from sustainable management and conservation to scarcity and creative, innovative proposals

Students may choose the form and surface of the area of action freely.

CDC International Architecture

The 18th Cosentino Design Challenge International Architecture Competition has the objective of working on:

“COSENTINO AND ETERNITY “
Contemplate eternity, exploring how architecture can commemorate memory in the context of death and farewell



Evaluation Criteria


The conceptual and technical quality of the project.
The analytical study, thought process and research of the subject.
The research on the spatial experience of the suroundings.
The creativity of the design.
The innovativeness of the design.
The environmental respect of the design.
The adaptation of the project idea to the expressive capacity of COSENTINO GROUP brand materials and products.
New ideas for materials, finishes, applications, etc. that may arise.
The feasbility for the development and construction of the projects presented.
The adaptation of the chosen medium for the presentation with regards to graphics, expressivity and the kind of idea presented.
The presentational quality of the design





Eligibility


Both categories of the 17th Cosentino Design Challenge – International Design Competition and International Architecture Competition – are open to students enrolled in the 2022-2023 academic year at any educational center or polytechnic offering courses in design, architecture, interior architecture or other similar fields of study



Prize


For each category (CDC18 Architecture and CDC18 Design) the following prizes will be awarded: Three first prizes, three second prizes, and special mentions. These comprise a total of six first prizes and six second prizes plus as many special mentions as the jury sees fit to award. Each of the six first prizes will consist of €1,000. The awarding of special mentions will be at the discretion of the jury. Winners and all candidates who receive special mentions will also be given a certificate stating the result of their participation in the competition.



Entry fees


There is no entry fee to participate!

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