Cosentino Design Challenge 2018 - DESIGN CHALLENGES FOR STUDENTS

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Cosentino Design Challenge 2018

The 12th edition of Cosentino Design Challenge, annual architecture and Design Challenges for students organised by Grupo Cosentino has been recently opened with the aim 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.


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Cosentino Design Challenge organised by Grupo Cosentino is the architecture and Design Challenges for student that 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.

Cosentino Design Challenge consists of two categories:

CDC International Design

In this category students should focus on:“Cosentino & Light”
Students may choose the form and surface of the area of action freely.

Focus must be on:

• The possible relationship between Cosentino and the use of light technology that could go online with the company
• Usability of a design based on the use of light as a key element
• Spatial experience, in case of related to the creation of spaces
• Appropriate use of light, with regard to the concept, the spatial experience or the application, and the qualitiesand quality of the materials

The design must include:

• A design proposal, totally open to the set topic “Cosentino & Light” for each student
• The construction of the element and/or space created must be done using cross-sections, detailed drawings and instructions for assembly
• Consideration must be given to the manufacturability of the pieces and that these can only be made from flat panels and piece s cut directly from a slab

The design must explain:

The solution of the space and/or object and its interaction to the application of the materials and the main facets must be defined properly.

The following aspects will be considered to be of special interest:

• The Researchon the spatial experience of the setting.
• The Useof materials and the main principles that respect the environment.
• Creativity in the design.
• The adaptation of the project idea to the expressive capacity of Cosentino brand material sand products, and any new designs for materials, finishes, applications, etc. that may be produced.

CDC Internacional Arquitectura

For this category the topic is: "Cosentino & Performing Arts"
The design must include:

• An architecture proposal, totally open to the set topic “Cosentino and Performing Arts” for each student.
• The construction of the space and/or element created must be done using cross-sections, detailed drawings and instructions for assembly.
• Other non-Cosentino materials (e.g. wood, glass, etc.) may be used to a certain extent.
• Consideration must be given to the feasible production of the design and that it can only be made using flat panels and pieces cut directly from a slab.

The design must explain:

The solution of the space and/or object proposed by the student and its interaction to the application of the materials and the main facets must be defined.
The following aspects will be considered to be of special interest:

• The Research on the spatial experience.
• The Use of materials and the main principles that respect the environment.
• Creativity in the design.
• The adaptation of the project idea to the expressive capacity of Cosentino brand materials and products, and any new designs for materials, finishes, applications, etc. that may be produced.

An enquiry period for the Competition Terms and Conditions will be open between 1 October 2017 and 1 June 2018.

The voting process will be composed of two phases: 1) on-line voting; and 2) face-to-face voting.

The jury will examine the following 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.

The presentation of prizes will take place at an official event whose date and location will be made known to finalists.


Eligibility

Both categories of the 12th Cosentino Design Challenge are open to students enrolled in the 2017-2018academic year at any educational centre or polytechnic offering courses in design, architecture, interior architecture or other similar fields of study

Prize

For each category (CDC1 2 Architecture and CDC12 Design) the following prizes will be awarded: Three first prizes, three second prizes, and special mentions.Each of the six first prizes will consist of €1,000.

Winners and all candidates who receive special mentions will also be given a certificate stating the result of their participation in the competition.

Call For Entries Info

For all further informations about the Cosentino Design Challenge 2018 or to submit your works visit the following official website: http://cosentinodesignchallenge.org/

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