The 12th Annual Cosentino Design Challenge received a total of 333 entries (141 for the architecture category and 192 for the design category), a 47% increase on the previous year. Submissions may come from up to four continents: Europe, America, Asia and Oceania.
According to Adelina Salinas, Cosentino Design Challenge coordinator, "The quality of the submissions, especially in terms of design and presentation, has increased a great deal compared to previous years. The competition is strengthening its position and becoming more accepted across universities and educational institutions."
The jury deliberations for the 12th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge took place at the Cosentino City Madrid. The members of the jury include five teachers from the competition's partner schools, a guest architect and a representative of the Cosentino Group:
Chair: Santiago Alfonso, Cosentino Vice-President of Communications and Marketing
Endriana Audisho, professor at the University of Technology Sydney, UTS (Australia)
Olivier Vedrine of the École Supérieure des Arts Modernes, ESAM (France)
Taciana Laredo from the Escuela de Arte de Teruel (Spain)
Teresa Franqueira from the University of Aveiro (Portugal)
José Antonio González from the Escuela Superior de Arte y Deseño de Andalucia, ESADA (Spain)
Guest architect: Carlos Rubio Carvajal
About the Cosentino Group
The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people' lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces.
The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.
The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries, from its headquarters in Almería (Spain). Currently Cosentino is present in 32 countries, with its own assets in 30 of them. The group has seven factories (six in Almería (Spain and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more than 140 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group's financial turnover comes from international markets.