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Award Category

Building & Architecture

Designing sustainable and future-proof shared living buildings

The built environment can have an immense influence on our shared experience when driven by human-centric, environmentally sustainable and innovative thinking. With the help of cutting-edge spatial design and architecture, fitted uniquely into coliving’s core pillars of community, sustainability and wellbeing, this specialist real estate model is becoming the face of the future of real estate itself – and its designs are some of the biggest creative engines behind that movement. This category will award the builders, developers, architects and spatial designers that are taking the leaps needed to create the future-proof shared living homes our world so desperately needs.

For whom?

Developers, builders, architects, design studios, spatial designers, in-house design teams

Criteria

  1. Efficient construction and development phases and successful opening(s): your building is already in operations and you can prove occupancy, or your design is currently under construction and will be opening in 2024.
  2. Use of innovative/sustainable materials: building materials consider leading sustainability certifications and use state of the art sustainability technologies / materials.
  3. Building includes property and construction technology integrations: the building uses technology to enhance operations and sustainability.
  4. Fosters wellbeing and community: the building design incorporates elements of biophilia, wellbeing design and social interaction techniques.
  5. Building includes spaces open to the public: your building has communal spaces that are open to local neighbours and community groups.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as data on planning, budgeting, development, timelines and user metrics when applicable
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Interior & Furniture Design

Environments and designs that instil pride, comfort and wellbeing

Our home environments must be designed to be places of sanctuary, environments that instil a sense of pride, identity and wellbeing. When designing coliving environments, residents need to feel that they have options: scales between intimacy and social life, both private and public spaces that are curated to respond to every need. This category will celebrate the designers who are creating interior design and FF&E innovations that incorporate elements of biophilia, sociability, modularity, personalisation and flexibility.

For whom?

Interior designers, product designers, furniture designers, design studios, in-house design teams

Criteria

  1. Innovative manufacturing and design process: your product / design is made via a transparent and efficient manufacturing system / design process.
  2. Use of innovative / sustainable materials: your product / design uses state-of-the-art and sustainable practices and materials (e.g. biophilia, modularity, prefabrication, upcycling, etc.).
  3. Fosters interaction / productivity / creativity: your product / design enables residents and the public to interact and enhances social interaction, productivity and creativity.
  4. Scalability & durability: your product / design has been created with scalability, circularity and sustainability in mind.
  5. Comfort & personalisation: your product / design is flexible and enables personalisation and fosters a sense of ownership, pride, identity, comfort and wellbeing amongst users.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as including qualitative and quantitative data and any other metrics that inform the creation of your product / design
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Branding & Marketing

Branding and marketing for authentic shared living communities

Customers – in this case colivers – and stakeholders want to follow bold initiatives and authentic leadership; as such, branding has hardly ever been as important as it is now. The right branding and marketing strategies can help position coliving companies as vanguards at the frontier of an evolving real estate industry. This category will celebrate the brand agencies, marketers and coliving operators who dared to challenge traditional residential living models to create authentic and timeless shared living brands.

For whom?

Creative agencies, digital and marketing agencies, branding agencies, in-house marketing and branding teams, designers and other creatives / marketers / brand specialists

Criteria

  1. Brand recognition and reach: quality of brand identity, brand awareness, use of various brand touchpoints, audience engagement.
  2. Values-driven: branding and marketing reflects brand values, mission and vision and wider agenda for sustainable and impact-driven shared living.
  3. Strong brand identity: identity (e.g. logos, visual identity, brand assets) is timeless and engaging.
  4. Engagement: branding and marketing activities foster engagement (online & offline and both B2B & B2C), use unique visual communication and encourage sustainability, wellbeing and community-oriented mindset.
  5. Innovative and timeless approach to branding and communications: smart / out of the box branding and campaigns that use new technologies, new media and are accessible across multiple platforms.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as brand assets, audience and engagement metrics and other qualitative and quantitative data
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

User & Community Experience

Experience-driven shared living communities

Coliving addresses what concerns humans at their core – the need for belonging, the innate social connection that defines our character as a species. In a time when coliving has proven its ability to not just withstand but also consolidate during a global health and affordability crisis, our focus needs to be on perfecting that core, community-driven service that coliving uniquely offers. This award will showcase the coliving operators and on-site teams that are facilitating and fostering memorable and authentic experiences, moments and communities.

For whom?

Community teams, community facilitators / managers, operational teams, CX / UX designers, consultancies / consultants

Criteria

  1. Strong stakeholder engagement: residents engage authentically with one another, on-site staff, your brand and the local environment.
  2. User and community experience (UCX): ability to prove unique and outstanding user experience with qualitative data / testimonials from residents.
  3. Proven customer satisfaction metrics: ability to measure and record customer satisfaction data (e.g. NPS).
  4. Proven referrals and retention rates: residents feel an attachment to their community and your brand and you have an ability to measure and record brand loyalty.
  5. Personal and professional growth: your community fosters an environment where residents, staff and locals feel like they thrive both personally and professionally.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as customer insights, NPS scores, retention rates, referral rates, resident testimonials, etc.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Impact & Sustainability

Social, economic and environmental impact and sustainability

The coliving sector has a big potential to contribute positively to the real estate sector and our planet as an environmentally and socially sustainable housing model. With close relationships to their tenants, coliving developers and operators have the opportunity and the responsibility to enhance the wellbeing of their residents and contribute positively to local economies and neighbourhoods. This category is for the shared living businesses that are thinking deeply about the different stakeholders within their ecosystems, and are doing whatever they can to deliver a positive social, economic and environmental impact for these individuals, their communities and wider neighbourhoods and cities.

For whom?

Shared living business, developers, builders, construction specialists, investors, operational teams, development teams, CSR / Impact / ESG teams, consultancies / consultants

Criteria

  1. Impact strategy and measurement tools in place: ability to measure and record economic, environmental and social impact.
  2. Sustainable behaviour change strategies / campaigns: your community has effective initiatives (activities / events / programmes) that promote impact and sustainability.
  3. Building design and sustainability: building is designed with sustainability and wellbeing in mind.
  4. Operational sustainability: you have strategies in place for waste management, energy efficiency, procurement policies, suppliers and other operational sustainability measures.
  5. Environmental, economic and social impact on surrounding neighbourhood: your shared living community is a local hub for impact and sustainability.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as qualitative and quantitative data, impact metrics and testimonials
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

PropTech

Optimising coliving building operations and user experiences through Property Technology (PropTech)

Property Technology (PropTech) has the potential to accelerate the growth of coliving, increase profitability, enhance community & user experience, and support innovative shared living concepts. The industry has already started adopting the tools that will define how we manage, support and scale community-based businesses like coliving. This category will recognize those who are developing software, digital products, and other property technology innovations that are driving the sector towards greater operational efficiency, sustainability, profitability, and interactivity by leveraging the wide array of technologies available to us today.

For whom?

Property Technology (PropTech) service and product providers offering solutions such as Property Management Systems (PMS), Channel Management, Internet Booking Engine, Community Experience Management, Access Control, Roommate Matching, Dedicated Apps, and others.

Criteria

  1. Track Record: PropTech providers must provide evidence of real-world examples, through case studies or success stories, demonstrating how their solutions have successfully helped coliving businesses and end-customers achieve their goals or solve specific problems
  2. Relevance: solution addresses the specific technological needs of shared living operators and their users / residents.
  3. Enhancement of operational efficiency: ability to prove time, effort and cost savings, other levels of optimisation and / or automation.
  4. Integrability with other systems and is scalable: possibility of integration and / or adaptability with other relevant products / systems and industry standards.
  5. Innovation, impact and advancement of the coliving sector: PropTech companies must demonstrate their commitment to research and development, adaptability to market dynamics - specifically within shared living / coliving - and utilisation of modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, or big data analytics.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as qualitative and quantitative data, case studies and testimonials
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

ConTech

Paving the way to a sustainable future through Construction Technology

Construction Technology (ConTech) is revolutionising the management of the building process and shaping the future of the construction industry. Coliving has been an early adopter of ConTech, benefiting developers and operators by increasing efficiencies, reducing construction costs, and improving worker safety on-site. Additionally, ConTech is playing a significant role in mitigating the environmental impact of the construction industry, ultimately contributing to sustainable goals and driving positive impact. This category is for those involved in the development of construction technology and software, data analytics platforms, and other technological innovations that are advancing the sector towards greater sustainability, scalability, and safety throughout the entire building construction process.

For whom?

Construction Technology (ConTech) service and product providers offering solutions such as site surveying and scanning, 3D modelling and printing, prefabrication, modular systems, building process and construction data analytics, as well as ConTech advisors implementing various solutions, among others.

Criteria

  1. Innovation and Technology Adoption: Demonstrated track record of developing and implementing new construction technologies, processes, or methodologies that have resulted in improved project outcomes or increased efficiency in the construction process.
  2. Relevance: understanding of specific technological needs of shared living developers and their teams.
  3. Enhancement of development efficiency: ability to prove time and cost savings, other levels of optimisation and / or automation.
  4. Integrability with other systems at various  scales: possibility of integration and / or adaptability with other existing and new products / systems as well as standards.
  5. Fostering innovation, sustainability and impact: your product and/or service is driving positive impact, offers alternatives to outdated construction techniques and is pushing the boundaries of the ConTech industry or segment at large.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as qualitative and quantitative data, case studies and testimonials
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Marketplace & Aggregator

Discovering, booking and curating colivers

Colivers need to do their due diligence when moving into a new home and what better way to do so than through a platform that curates and rates these coliving spaces according to peer reviews and interests. The ”Airbnbs of coliving” – coliving booking and discovery platforms – are emerging left and right trying to be the go-to places for booking within this fast-growing sector. For both colivers’ sake and the sector’s, we need to know which platforms are the best ones to use, and this category will aim to do just that and narrow them down to award the best-in-class coliving marketplaces and aggregators.

For whom?

Discovery and booking platforms, aggregators and marketplaces

Criteria

  1. Relevance: marketplace / platform is dedicated specifically to coliving / shared living communities. 
  2. Curation process: both B2B and B2C curation processes are well established and consider different shared living typologies and characteristics as well as varying resident needs and interests.
  3. Integrated features: discovery, booking and curation features are well defined and can be integrated into other technologies / platforms when applicable.
  4. International reach: marketplace / platform has a global reach and includes shared living communities from around the world.
  5. User experience: marketplace / platform has an intuitive and accessible user experience and significantly enhances the efficiency of the discovering and booking process.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as criteria for curating shared living communities onto your marketplace / platform, engagement rates, case studies and number of users
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Student Coliving

From PBSA to student coliving

The purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and coliving sectors are growing closer and closer together and both models support one another: as students move from their professionally-managed dorms, they want to keep the aspects of sociability and community they got so much out of during their studies. As these students and younger generations evolve their tastes and needs, so should their housing options. This category will showcase those PBSA and student coliving offers that are paving the way for communal living throughout all stages of life.

For whom?

PBSA brands, student coliving brands, hybrid hospitality brands and other shared living brands and communities targeting students

Criteria

  1. Relevant & in operations: your shared living brand is dedicated to students and strongly considers their needs, budgets and interests and is currently in operations.
  2. Branding & marketing: your student coliving business has a timeless and engaging brand with strong communications and marketing strategies.
  3. Spatial design & architecture: your student coliving building(s) considers the latest within sustainable and state-of-the-art spatial design and architecture and the lifestyles of students. 
  4. Impact & sustainability: your student coliving brand embeds social, environmental and economic impact and sustainability into the core of its business, designs, experience and operations.
  5. User & community experience: your student coliving community has a strong user and community experience and that experience is reflected through high customer satisfaction metrics.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as impact measures, occupancy rates, testimonials, NPS scores, referral rates, retention rates, etc.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Nomad Coliving

Facilitating the remote work movement and lifestyle

Digital nomads, freelancers, remote workers and ‘slowmads’ seek places to live and work that cater to their mobile lifestyles. Wanting to move on from the typical hostel or hotel experience, they are looking for workations, coworking and coliving hubs, a few weeks on a ‘nomad cruise’ and other options around the world that respond to their flexible jet setting lifestyle. This category will showcase the nomad coliving spaces that best cater to these needs, while considering the cultures of local areas, as well as the impact their space has on their neighbourhoods, communities, villages and the planet.

For whom?

Workations, coworking and coliving hubs, digital nomad retreats, pop-up coliving spaces and other shared living brands and communities specifically targeting digital nomads

Criteria

  1. Relevant & in operations: your shared living brand is dedicated to digital nomads and remote workers and strongly considers their needs, budgets and interests and is currently in operations.
  2. Branding & marketing: your nomad coliving business has a timeless and engaging brand with strong communications and marketing strategies.
  3. Spatial design & architecture: your nomad coliving building(s) consider(s) the latest within sustainable and state-of-the-art spatial design and architecture and the lifestyles of digital nomads and remote workers.
  4. Impact & sustainability: your nomad coliving brand embeds social, environmental and economic impact and sustainability into the core of its business, designs, experience and operations.
  5. User & community experience: your nomad coliving community has a strong user and community experience and that experience is reflected through high customer satisfaction metrics.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as impact measures, occupancy rates, testimonials, NPS scores, referral rates, retention rates, etc.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Rural Coliving

Nature, community and well-being at its core.

Sustainability enthusiasts, remote workers, creatives and artists seek places to stay where they can reconnect with nature and feel part of a supportive community. Whether they are appealed by a more socially responsible and eco-friendly lifestyle, the calmness, focus and inspiration these places offer or being surrounded by the beauty of nature, rural coliving offers a unique experience to a wide range of visitors. This category will showcase the rural coliving spaces that have implemented best practices to promote sustainable and community-focused lifestyles, connection to nature and access to infrastructure to lead a unique and inspiring living experience. 

For whom?

Rural coliving, remote shared living, regenerative communities, digital nomad or remote workers / teams retreats and other shared living brands and intentional communities located at rural places

Criteria

  1. Relevant & in operations: your shared living brand is dedicated to providing a unique rural living experience for digital nomads, remote workers, and anyone interested in a slower, more balanced and sustainable way of life, and is currently in operations.
  2. Branding & marketing: your rural coliving business has a distinctive and compelling brand that highlights the benefits of rural living and regenerative practices, and has effective communication and marketing strategies that reach your target audience.
  3. Spatial design & architecture: your rural coliving building(s) incorporate sustainable and innovative spatial design and architecture that blend seamlessly with the natural environment and enhance the rural living experience for your residents
  4. Impact & sustainability: your rural coliving brand is committed to social, environmental, and economic impact and sustainability, and integrates these values into all aspects of your business, including design, operations, and community engagement..
  5. User & community experience: your rural coliving community fosters a strong sense of belonging, connection, and mutual support among residents, and provides an exceptional user experience that reflects high levels of customer satisfaction. This includes opportunities for learning, cultural exchange, and engagement with the local community and natural environment.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as impact measures, occupancy rates, testimonials, NPS scores, referral rates, retention rates, etc.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference 

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format "organisation-projectname-image#“

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Senior Coliving

The new generation of senior living

As young professionals move on to family life, then into retirement later on in life, there should still be a place for ‘new agers’ that want to continue to live communally. Senior coliving spaces are the multigenerational communities that provide dynamic resources and services for people at all life stages. As Generation X, Xennials and Millennials age, this category will be awarded to the shared living projects that are considering and responding to the needs and desires of the ‘biggest population we’ve never heard of.


For whom?

Senior coliving brands, multigenerational shared living brands / communities, cohousing communities and other shared living brands and communities targeting seniors

Criteria

  1. Relevant & in operations: your shared living brand is dedicated to seniors and strongly considers their needs, budgets and interests and is currently in operations or will be in operations within one year (by 09/2025).
  2. Branding & marketing: your senior coliving business has a timeless and engaging brand with strong communications and marketing strategies.
  3. Spatial design & architecture: your senior coliving building(s) consider(s) the latest within sustainable and state-of-the-art spatial design and architecture and the lifestyles of seniors.
  4. Impact & sustainability: your senior coliving brand embeds social, environmental and economic impact and sustainability into the core of its business, designs, experience and operations.
  5. User & community experience: your senior coliving community has a strong user and community experience and that experience is reflected through high customer satisfaction metrics.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as impact measures, occupancy rates, testimonials, NPS scores, referral rates, retention rates, etc.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Blended Living

Mixed-use and hybrid live-work hubs

With the overlap of the residential, hospitality, commercial and office sectors comes new live / work / play hubs that accommodate people of all lifestyles, ages and backgrounds. As the coliving sector consolidates, shared living models that can respond to the diverse living, working and recreational needs of their residents and local communities will be the ones that stand out. This category will be awarded to the mixed-use developments that are providing hyper-flexibility and state-of-the-art amenities and services to their diverse communities and local areas.

For whom?

Shared living brands, operators, developers, builders and investors working in the cross-section of coliving, student accommodation, build to rent, senior living, hybrid hospitality and other residential specialist real estate sectors

Criteria

  1. Relevant & in operations: your shared living brand is mixed-use, caters to a wide variety of demographics and is currently in operations.
  2. Capacity for different usages that enhance living experience for residents and locals: your blended living space accommodates different use classes on top of residential, such as commercial, F&B and office, amongst others. 
  3. Diversity of user demographics and psychographics: your blended living community caters to different demographic and psychographic needs and wants.
  4. Branding & marketing: your blended living business has a timeless and engaging brand with strong communications and marketing strategies.
  5. Building sustainability, financial viability, operational efficiency, resident engagement and wellbeing: your blended living space embodies the principles of sustainability, wellbeing and community while being financially viable and operationally efficient.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as impact measures, occupancy rates, testimonials, NPS scores, referral rates, retention rates, etc.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Coliving Operator of The Year (SMB)

Empowering Communities, One Coliving Experience at a Time

In recognition of the growing diversity within the shared living sector, the Coliving Operator of the Year (SMB) award celebrates the outstanding achievements of small to medium-sized coliving brands. These brands epitomise excellence in shared living experiences, embodying innovation, sustainability, and community engagement on a scale that is both impactful and agile. As the coliving landscape continues to evolve, this award seeks to honour those operators who have demonstrated exceptional performance and resilience in navigating the complexities of the industry.

For whom?

This category is tailored for emerging and established shared living operators with a small to medium-sized portfolio, typically managing up to 10 locations or a total of 500 beds in operations.

Criteria

  1. Relevant & in operations: you are a shared living brand that has up to 10 locations or manages up to 500 beds in tota, that are currently in operations (1 year minimum), and you can prove strong occupancy rates and relevance within the sector. 
  2. Branding & marketing: your shared living brand has a timeless and engaging brand with strong communications and marketing strategies.
  3. Spatial design & architecture: your shared living building(s) consider(s) the latest within sustainable and state-of-the-art spatial design and architecture. 
  4. Impact & sustainability: your shared living brand embeds social, environmental and economic impact and sustainability into the core of its business, designs, experience and operations.
  5. User & community experience: your shared living brand and community has a strong user and community experience and that experience is reflected through high customer satisfaction metrics.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as impact measures, occupancy rates, testimonials, NPS scores, referral rates, retention rates, etc.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Coliving Operator of The Year (Scale up)

Elevating the Standards of Scalable Living Experiences

Recognising the remarkable growth and impact of coliving brands on a trajectory of expansion and scalability, the Coliving Operator of the Year (Scale Up) award celebrates the achievements of operators poised for significant industry influence. These brands exhibit a combination of visionary leadership, operational excellence, and strategic innovation, propelling them toward a prominent position within the shared living sector. As they navigate the complexities of scaling their operations, this award acknowledges their commitment to redefining the standards of excellence in coliving on a broader scale.

For whom?

This category is designed for coliving operators experiencing sustainable growth and expanding their presence within the shared living market. Their portfolio should consist of 10 locations or more, and they should operate more than 500 beds all together with a model that allows for further expansion.

Criteria

  1. Relevant & in operations: you are a shared living brand that has 10 locations (or more) that are currently in operations (1 year minimum), and you can prove strong occupancy rates and relevance within the sector, with demonstrated ability to scale operations effectively.
  2. Branding & marketing: your shared living brand has a timeless and engaging brand with strong communications and innovative marketing strategies to engage a wider audience.
  3. Spatial design & architecture: your shared living building(s) consider(s) the latest within sustainable and state-of-the-art spatial design and architecture. Implements advanced design and construction methodologies to support scalable growth while prioritising sustainability.
  4. Impact & sustainability: your shared living brand embeds social, environmental and economic impact and sustainability into the core of its business, designs, experience and operations.
  5. User & community experience: your shared living brand and community has a strong user and community experience at scale, and that experience is reflected through high customer satisfaction metrics and community cohesion.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as impact measures, occupancy rates, testimonials, NPS scores, referral rates, retention rates, etc.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Coliving Developer of The Year

Building Communities, Redefining Living Spaces

Recognising the pivotal role of developers in shaping the future of shared living environments, the Coliving Developer of the Year award celebrates excellence in the conception, design, and implementation of innovative coliving spaces. From visionary architecture to sustainable construction practices, this award honours developers who redefine the boundaries of shared living, creating spaces that inspire, connect, and enrich the lives of their residents.

For whom?

This category is open to real estate developers and project development firms specialising in the creation of coliving spaces.

Criteria

  1. Realised Projects: Projects must have been completed and are currently in operation.
  2. Innovative Design & Construction: Demonstrates innovative approaches to design, construction, and technology integration in coliving developments.
  3. Sustainability: Incorporates sustainable building practices and environmentally friendly features into coliving projects.
  4. Community Integration: Designs spaces that foster community interaction, social engagement, and resident well-being, while also promoting integration within the neighbourhood and fostering connection to the local community.
  5. Impact & Vision: Exhibits a clear vision for the future of shared living and demonstrates a positive impact on the communities they serve.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria may include project portfolios, impact measures, sustainability metrics, community engagement data, innovation initiatives, etc., specific to real estate development projects within the coliving sector.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference.

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Coliving Investment of The Year

Empowering Future Growth, Investing in Shared Living

The Coliving Investment of the Year award recognises outstanding investments in the coliving and shared living sector that demonstrate a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and community development. From strategic funding initiatives to impactful partnerships, this award celebrates investments that contribute to the growth and advancement of the coliving industry while creating positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes.

For whom?

This category is open to investment firms, venture capital funds, private equity firms, family offices and other entities involved in funding coliving projects, including joint ventures and multiple company participation.

Criteria

  1. Realised Impact: Investments must have been made in coliving projects or initiatives that are currently in operation.
  2. Strategic Vision: Demonstrates a strategic approach to investment that aligns with the long-term growth and sustainability of the shared living sector.
  3. Community Focus: Investments prioritise community development, social impact, and resident well-being within coliving spaces.
  4. Innovation: Supports innovative coliving concepts, technologies, or business models that push the boundaries of traditional real estate investment.
  5. Sustainability: Investments incorporate sustainable practices and environmental considerations into coliving projects and operations.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria may include investment impact metrics, portfolio performance data, community development initiatives, sustainability efforts, innovation support, etc., specific to investments in coliving projects and initiatives.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Emerging Coliving Concept

Make room for the newcomers

If you are an aspiring coliving project and are currently developing your brand, space and ultimately community, this category is for you. Although you may not yet be in operations or even under development, we wanted to showcase and celebrate the grit, courage and effort you are putting into making your dream a reality. This category will therefore award those projects that are in ideation, development and / or construction phases that have the biggest potential for being the ‘new kid on the block’.

For whom?

Emerging shared living brands that are in ideation, prototyping, development and / or construction phases

Criteria

  1. Relevance & innovation: your new product / brand is clearly an innovative reflection of the shared living and specialist residential real estate sectors.
  2. Collaborations & partnerships: you are putting in place the partnerships needed to cater to your new product's / brand's B2B and B2C needs.  
  3. Spatial design & architecture: your shared living building(s) considers the latest within sustainable and state-of-the-art spatial design and architecture. 
  4. Branding & marketing: you are creating a timeless and engaging shared living brand with strong communications and marketing strategies.
  5. Impact & sustainability: your shared living brand embeds social, environmental and economic impact and sustainability into the core of its business, designs, experience and operations.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as impact framework / model, brand assets, case studies, renders, floor plans, etc.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

Award Category

Academia (Students & PhDs)

From research to refurbs (and new builds)

We understand that innovation not only comes from entrepreneurs and creatives, but also the curious students and researchers of the world. Universities around the world are studying the shared living phenomenon from a range of perspectives: real estate development, asset management, spatial design, sociology, psychology and many more. This category will highlight academic research projects from undergraduate and graduate students who are aiming to redefine the future of coliving.

For whom?

Masters and PhD students and recent post-graduates

Criteria

  1. Relevance & innovation: your research / project is clearly an innovative reflection of the shared living and specialist residential real estate sectors.
  2. Structured & well presented: capacity of students / researchers to deliver a clear, concise and sleek presentation and structure.
  3. Methodology: research / project derives from thoughtful and rigorous methodologies (e.g. quantitative data, qualitative data, interviews, etc.)
  4. Validation & viability: research / project has been reviewed and validated by peers / research advisors (or is in the process of being validated) and has the potential to be executed / materialised.
  5. Impact & sustainability: your research / project promoted the integration of social, environmental and economic impact and sustainability into the core of the shared living model.

Deliverables

Below we have summarised the deliverables for your application. Please also make sure to download the application guide and presentation template by following the buttons below to make sure you read all necessary information to have a successful Coliving Awards entry. Note that every category has its own application guide!

1. Presentation including:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Logo (if applicable)
  • Details about specific project / site / product in English
  • Responses to questions in the application guide and additional resources requested in the eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as methodologies, quantitative data, qualitative data, case studies, interviews etc.
  • Presentation should be max 20 slides / pages and in PDF format (16:9 horizontal format). Please see the presentation template below for reference

2. High level summary of your project submission in the Application portal and answer to all application questions.

3. Supporting images / renders (in high resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images). Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# “

4. Representative project image (max 10 MB) to be used as a thumbnail in the application portal and other relevant communication from Coliving Awards about your project

5. It should be clear that your project meets the criteria for this category

About Evaluation Process

Coliving Awards and its jury members are leading a transparent and fair evaluation process to all applications

Voting

Our voting system is based on the combination of different voting power percentages, accounting for: the expertise based evaluation by our lead jury member (35%), a congregate of votes by the jury panel (30%) and a popular vote by industry stakeholders and public audience through LinkedIn (35%).
The audience vote remains visible for the public to follow throughout the process, however the jury results are disclosed during the awards ceremony.

Nomination

Submissions are evaluated by a jury composed of coliving industry experts. The lead judge of each category evaluates all received applications* and select the top entries per category, nominated and announced publicly as finalists. The nominated candidates also benefit from media exposure, as well as the possibility to juxtapose their projects with industry-leading professionals.

*Applications are deemed received when all submission criteria are met.

Coliving Awards Ceremony

During the Coliving Awards ceremony, the winners of each of the categories will be revealed. The winners will be selected for their creativity, state-of-the-art ideas and novel thinking that are fostering innovation in the sector.
Discover the 2021 winners