(July 2013) The Spanish multinational Cosentino has announced the winners of the 7th edition Cosentino Design Challenge 2013. Prizes are awarded in two categories, architecture (topic: „Outdoor Kitchen“) and design (topic: „Cosentino and the Office“). Each category was awarded with three individual prizes of 1.000 Euros each. Die participants had to make use of a material produced by the Cosentino Group.
This year’s competition has been the most popular to date in terms of the number of projects received and the wide variety of nationalities of participants. The architecture category received a total of 178 applications and 87 projects were presented for the design category. All of them from countries in Europe, America and Australia.
A total of twelve institutions, schools and international universities have actively participated in the Cosentino Design Challenge 2013. The 2013 jury was composed of representatives from some schools and universities that have collaborated in the competition.
The winners in the architecture category whose objective was to design an outdoor kitchen were:
„Dinner at the Stars“ from Cristina Terán Sanjuán (ETSAM – Madrid)
„The Reinvention from the Barbecue Bench” from Matthew Sikora (Università della Tecnologia di Sidney)
„Las Experiencias“ from Alejandro Guijarro Sosa (ETSAM – Madrid) and „Scalextric“ from Beatriz Mellado Fernández (ETSAG – Granada) (prize shared between both projects)
Acknowledgements in the architecture category:
„Urban Kitchen by Cosentino” from Ignacio Javier Palenzuela Hernández (Escuela de Arte de Almeria)
„Green Kitchen” from Karen Schröter (HTWK School of Architecture Leipzig University)
“enMARcocina” from Álvaro Rafael Contreras Sánchez (Escuela de Arte de Almeria)
The winners in the design category who had to reflect on „Cosentino and the office“ were:
„Sin Nombre (nn19)” fromZuzana Zathurecka (ETSAM-Madrid)
„Symbol” from Javier Gutiérrez Asensio (Escuela de Arte Superior de Diseño de Alicante)
„E-GLU” fromPedro Pablo de la Barra (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Acknowledgements in the design category:
„Colorín Colorado” from Paula Pascual López (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
„Hipérbola” from Manuel Palacios García (Escuela de Arte número 10 de Madrid)
„Stono Phonic” from Vivienne Van Den Dungen (Design Academy Eindhoven)
Special mention design category:
„Lightscape” from Frederik Deschuytter (Design Academy Eindhoven)
„Montatoficina“ from Silvia Martínez Arranz (Escuela de Arte número 10 de Madrid)
Source: Grupo Cosentino
(26.07.2013) (USA: 07.26.2013)