(March 2013) Cosentino has launched its 7th international Cosentino Design Challenge. The competition is open to all students enrolled during the 2012-2013 academic year in any school or centre of higher education for design, architecture or similar courses from anywhere in the world.
The Cosentino Design Challenge aims to harness and develop the talent of students, promoting research into the different conceptual approaches to the layout of spaces, materials and the construction systems that define them, using materials made by the Cosentino Group. All research and development for the projects should be based on environmental friendliness, and the reuse of resources and waste management.
The subject of the Design category in this 7th edition of the competition is that students reflect on „Cosentino and the office”. Designs presented in this category are completely open to interpretation but must fall under this theme, and must feature Cosentino materials adapted for this purpose. The subject of the Architecture category is the design of an outdoor kitchen from an innovative conceptual perspective, mainly using Cosentino materials.
Entries can be submitted until 8pm on 1 June 2013. There will be three first prizes of 1,000 Euros each, three runner up prizes and three special mentions chosen by the judges. The judges comprise of well-known and respected figures from the world of architecture and design. The judges will meet and make their decision in June 2013.