Cosentino Design Challenge winners announced

Competition now in its 12th year

29 Jun, 18

Surface manufacturer Cosentino Group has announced the winners of the Cosentino Design Challenge, now in its 12th year.

The Cosentino Design Challenge welcomes entries from architecture and design students from all over the world, judged by a prestigious panel of teachers from partner schools, including the Spanish architect Carlos Rubio and Cosentino’s vice-president of communications and marketing Santiago Alfonso.

This year, the Challenge received a total of 333 entries (141 for the architecture category and 192 for the design category), marking a 47% increase on the previous year, and reflecting the growing momentum of this annual competition.

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The winners, who were awarded €1,000 each, are listed in bold below, alongside the runners-up:

Architecture Category – Theme: “Cosentino and the Performing Arts”

  • At the edge by Gema Barranco Martín
  • Duttile by Estela Benito Molina
  • Block by Patricia Bintaned Trigo and Eduardo Fustero Jarque
  • Darkness Lights by Silvia Franco Tarriño
  • Geoda of Marble by Laura García Navas
  • Stalactige by Miguel J. Martínez Peirotén
  • Just an Illusion by Gaspard Pellerin and Charles Tutin


Design Category – Theme: “Cosentino and Light”

  • LascasLamp by Arturo Garrido Velilla
  • Bajo la sombra de un ábrol by David Hervás Rey
  • Wink Light by Julie Lefranc
  • Sunset by Cristina Moreno García
  • Ascension of the Stones by Ulises Moya Rodríguez
  • Marble Origami by Sophie Perrier


Cosentino Design Challenge coordinator Adelina Salinas said: “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 increasingly recognised across universities and educational institutions.”

In other news for upcoming awards, the Kbsa Designer Awards shortlist has been announced (read about that here), while the SBID Awards entry deadline has been extended (find out more here).