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The world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, the Cosentino Group is pleased to announce the jury’s verdict of the 9th edition of the international competition, the Cosentino Design Challenge, in its two categories: architecture and design.
The Cosentino Design Challenge 2015 is a competition for design, architecture, interior design students or similar areas of knowledge anywhere in the world. It aims to foster 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.
This year’s competition received a total of 278 applications (135 projects for the architecture category and 143 projects for the design category) increasing the participation by 31% when compared to last year’s edition. The applications received included students from the official partner schools of the Cosentino Design Challenge, as well as students from other design or architecture schools around the world, for example Togo, Russia or Bolivia.
A total of fifteen prestigious institutions, schools and international universities actively participated, by being official partners of the Cosentino Design Challenge 2015: University of Technology Sydney (Australia), Istituto Europeo di Design (Italy), American Society of Interior Designers (USA), Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal), ESAM Design (France), Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore), Escuela artediez de Madrid (Spain), Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), Escuela de Arquitectura de Sevilla (Spain), Escuela de Arte de Almería (Spain), Escuela Superior de Diseño de Alicante (Spain), Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain), Escuela Arquitectura de Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona (Spain), Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universida, Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) and Escuela de Arquitectura de la Univesidad de Navarra.
The winners of the Architecture competition (awarded €1,000 each) had to present an architecture proposal, totally open to the set topic ‘‘Playground: Fun with Surfaces – Umbrales de convivencia’’.
- “Lightside” from Alejandro Mosquera (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de A Coruña)
- “Ghost Playtown” from Manuel Ruiz (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Granada)
- “Materia Viva” from Cecilia López (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid)
- “Fill The Gap, Feel The Gap” from Agustín Martínez (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid)
- “Cosentino Falls” from Alejandra Sánchez (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid)
- “Piazza Cosentino” from Ángela Salvador y María López (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid)
The winners of the Design prize (awarded € 1,000 each), who were asked to focus on “Cosentino and celebration”, giving careful consideration to the relationship between celebration, space, the observer and Cosentino materials:
- “Multicelebrations Space” from Jonathan Balderrama (UDABOL Universidad de Aquino, Bolivia)
- “Jelly Beans” from Jorge Luis Ríos (Escuela artediez, Madrid)
- “Kanyon” from Léa Le Boucher, Maëva Jalu, Ysaline Daguy, Marie Boutiller, Anaïs Cipriano and Julie Saunier (ESAM Design Paris)
- “Loyalty” from Iván Blazquez (Escuela artediez, Madrid)
- “Grantam” from Berta Resina, Patricia Uriszar and Marta Fernández (Escuela artediez de Madrid)
- “CUC” from Rubén Sabater (Escuela Superior de Diseño de Alicante)
The competition’s verdict took place on the 23 June in Granada’s (Spain) Cosentino Centre. The jury was composed of representatives from some schools and universities that collaborated in the competition: Ms. Endriana Audisho from the Australian University of Technology Sydney, Mr. Giacomo Bertolazzi from Istituto Europeo di Design, Mr. Francisco Teixeira Bastos from the Escola Técnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Lisboa, Mr. Ang Xiwei from Lasalle College of Arts, Ms. Isabel Plaza de la Escuela artediez Madrid, Mr. Raúl Fraga from Escuela de Arquitectura de Madrid, Mr. Jorge Roa from Escuela de Arquitectura de Sevilla, Mr. Antonio Castilla from Escuela de Arte de Almería, Mr. Jorge Marín from Escuela Superior de Diseño de Alicante, Ms. Taciana Laredo, from Universidad de Zaragoza, Mr. Jaume Prat from Escuela Arquitectura Barcelona and Mr. Héctor García Diego from Escuela de Arquitectura of Universidad de Navarra.
The architect and designer, Daniel Germani was also invited to take part in this jury. Santiago Alfonso, Director of Communication and Marketing represented the Cosentino Group.
This meeting also discussed various proposals for the theme of the tenth edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge, to be presented later this year.
The posters of the winners are available on the website of the International Competition Cosentino Design Challenge: www.cosentinodesignchallenge.org