Call for submissions: Cosentino Design Challenge

Cosentino has announced the launch of the 16th edition of the international Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC). This year’s competition has two themes that require research from architecture and design students.
The architecture brief asks students to focus on “The fifth façade: a reflection on the roof”, integrating energy use with liveability, sustainability, and design into the final project. The design brief theme is “Re-thinking the creative workspace at home”, a timely challenge that asks students to develop innovative designs intended for those who work remotely.

In both categories, the participants will have complete freedom in developing their final project, which must include a product manufactured by Cosentino, including Silestone natural quartz surface, Dekton ultracompact surface and Sensa protected granite surface.

“It is incredibly important for us at Cosentino to support the A&D industry’s future designers and architects,” said Philip Eeles, Regional Director for Cosentino Canada. “It’s the perfect opportunity for Canadian students to embrace a meaningful and timely challenge and potentially gain international recognition. We look forward to seeing projects from Canadian post-secondary institutions that offer architecture and design programs.”

The CDC jury will be looking for proposals focusing on environmental friendliness and sustainability, conceptual and technical quality, creativity, and innovation.

The jury’s decision will consist of a professor from each collaborating school, an internationally renowned architect or designer and a Cosentino representative.There are three first prizes for each category of €1,000 each (approximately $1,400 CAD) and three runners-up.

Students have until June 1, 2022, to submit their projects in digital format via the competition website. For more details, visit