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Discover the different verticals that will be honoring the key innovators.
Discover the 2021 winners
Award Category

Building & Architecture

Outstanding architecture, unique spatial design and building layouts

Spatial design for coliving needs to incorporate all of the best approaches in order to design for wellbeing, social interaction, sustainability and community. Leading architects and spatial designers work hard to conceptualise spatial designs for shared living schemes, and this vertical aims to acknowledge their focus and innovation. With more intentional spatial design, coliving communities can and will thrive!

For whom?

Spatial designers, architects, design studios, in-house design teams

Criteria

1) In operations or under construction: your building is already in operations and you can prove occupancy, or your design is currently under construction and will be opening in 2021.
2) Use of innovative/ sustainable materials: building materials consider leading sustainability certifications and use state of the art sustainability technologies / materials.
3) Fosters wellbeing and community: the building design incorporates elements of biophilia, wellbeing design and social interaction techniques.
4) Building includes tech integrations: the building uses technology to enhance operations and sustainability.
5) Building includes spaces open to public: your building has communal spaces that are open to local neighbours and community groups.

Application questions

1) How does your project foster wellbeing and community?
2) What makes your coliving building / architecture stand out?
3) What has been the proven impact on residents and staff? Please provide any qualitative and quantitative data when possible.

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name
- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- details about specific project / site / product in English

3) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

4) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)
**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Matthias Hollwich

Founder at HWKN
Co-Founder at Architizer

Matthias Hollwich is the founder of HWKN, a global architectural design firm based in NY with projects across the US, Germany and the Middle East. He started his career in firms renowned for their groundbreaking work, such as Diller + Scofidio, and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture / Rem Koolhaas.

Matthias was born and educated in Germany, and brings a dual perspective to all of the firm’s projects, combining German precision and New York-style aspiration. He was honored in Fast Company’s ranking of the world’s top 10 most innovative architects and is known for his work on new forms of architecture.

Matthias lectures widely on the topics of architecture, sustainability, aging and innovation at renowned conferences around the world, including TED, PICNIC, Stelka and the Conscious City conference. In 2019 he spoke at meConvention about “Unforgettable Architecture”.

Award Category

Interior & Furniture Design

Functional, cosy, comfortable and customisable shared living environments

How do we design and furnish private and communal spaces that foster pride, identity and ownership amongst colivers? These are the designers who are creating interior design and FF&E innovations that incorporate elements of biophilia, uniqueness, personalisation and flexibility.

For whom?

Interior designers, product designers, furniture designers, design studios, inhouse design teams

Criteria

1) Manufacturing process: your product / design is made via a transparent and efficient manufacturing system.
2) Use of innovative / sustainable materials: building materials and design consider leading sustainability technologies and uses state of the art design practices (i.e. biophilia).
3) Fostering interaction / productivity / creativity: your product / design enables residents and the public to interact and enhances productivity and creativity.
4) Scalability & durability: your product / design is designed with scalablilty, circularity and sustainabilty in mind.
5) Comfort & personalisation: your product / design is flexible and enables personalisation and fosters a sense of ownership and comfort amongst users.

Application questions

1) How does your project foster wellbeing and community?
2) What has been the proven impact of the design on residents and staff? Please provide any qualitative and quantitative data when possible.
3) How have you incorporated elements of sustainability, biophilia, circular design into design of your interiors / FF&E?

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- details about specific project / site / product in English

3) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

4) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)
**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Piotr Kalinowski

CEO & Creative Director at MIXD
MIXD

CEO and Creative Director of the MIXD studio from Wrocław, Poland. Interior architect known for designing hospitality spaces, offices, co-living and commercial facilities.

For many years, he has been designing interiors for brands such as Novotel, Mercure, Hilton, MGallery and ibis Styles, but also for boutique hotels and restaurants, and dynamic startups such as intive or Codelab. Laureate - together with the design team - of the International Property Award 2016/2017, International Property Award 2019/2020, Silver Medal A'Design Award, Honorable Mention IDA Award, BIG SEE 2020 Award and other awards, distinctions and nominations.

Finalist of the Hospitality Design Award 2020 competition. Speaker of many industry conferences and events, including Warsaw Home, Łódź Design Festival, 4 Design Days, Hotel Trends Poland & CEE, Hotel Meeting. An active Instagram user, where he reports on his travels, design inspirations and the daily work of MIXD.

Award Category

Branding & Marketing

Branding and marketing community-driven values

How can coliving companies create engaging brands with authentic content and communications? These marketers, graphic designers and branding agencies have launched creative marketing campaigns that are worth applauding. In this vertical we are championing those who are making it possible for coliving brands to communicate and express themselves with authenticity and flair.

For whom?

Creative agencies, digital and marketing agencies, inhouse marketing teams, designers and other creatives / marketeers

Criteria

1) Brand recognition and reach: quality of brand identity, brand awareness, use of various brand touchpoints, audience engagement.
2) Branding and marketing reflects brand values, mission and vision.
3) Brand identity: logos, visual identity, brand assets.
4) Branding and marketing activities that foster community engagement (online & offline), use unique visual communication and encourage sustainability, wellbeing and community-oriented mindset.
5) Innovative and sustainable / timeless approach to branding & communications: smart / out of the box branding / campaigns with use of new technologies, new media, etc.

Application questions

1) How does your project enhance tenant / brand experience?
2) How are you use your marketing campaigns to interact and engage with your community (either B2C and / or B2B)?
3) How does your business / brand / project foster long term impact within coliving?

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name
- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- details about specific project / site / product in English
- brand assets

3) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

4) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)
**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Barbara Iwanicka

Design Director at Frame
Frame

Barbara Iwanicka is a Polish art director and graphic designer based in Amsterdam. Her practice ranges from commissioned and cooperative to autonomous projects, with a focus on art, design and architecture. 

Since 2012, she has been the Design Director at Frame, a global platform and authority on spatial design. Together with a team of creatives, she has realised countless cutting-edge visual concepts and products, including print publications, brand identities, digital media and events.

Barbara is a ‘storytelling junkie’ and content-driven designer who stimulates intersectional dialogues between content and form. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and she has been awarded the Best Dutch Book Designs in 2014 and 2015. She attended Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Cooper Union in New York.

Award Category

Community & User Experience

Fostering authentic engagement and connection

The glue that holds everything together in a coliving space is its community. With a strong & thriving community, coliving rises to its full potential and residents stay longer, are more loyal and engage with local neighbours to create real impact. This vertical highlights the coliving operators that are putting their money where their mouth is and investing in a strong communal experience.

For whom?

Community teams, operational teams, CX / UX designers

Criteria

1) Proven customer satisfaction / NPS scores: ability to measure and record customer satisfaction data.
2) Proven referrals and retention rates: ability to measure and record brand loyalty.
3) Resident engagement: residents engage with one another, on-site staff and the brand.
4) User Experience (UX): ability to prove unique and outstanding user experience with qualitative data / testimonials from residents.
5) Residents and staff engage with local environment / neighbours: community is open to the public and encourages interactions with locals.

Application questions

1) How does your space and on-site teams foster authentic engagement and social interaction between community members?
2) How does your community engage with its local environment / neighbours?
3) Please provide us with User Experience specific insights, e.g. testimonials among other inputs.

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- details about specific project / site / product in English
- customer insights: NPS scores, retention rates, referral rates, resident testimonials

3) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

4) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)
**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Gui Perdrix

Director of Co-Liv
Founder of Art of Co

Gui Perdrix is the director of Co-Liv, the worlds largest association of coliving professionals, and founder of Art of Co, an educational platform exploring the intersection between coliving, community and connection.

Gui transitioned from being a coliving operator to a coliving influencer, amongst others through several publications such as his upcoming book Art of Coliving. At Co-Liv, Gui has been empowering the coliving industry to organize itself and get international recognition.

After visiting dozens of coliving communities and co-authoring a book on community building, he will be the judge to showcase the best coliving community in 2021.

Award Category

Impact & Sustainability

We measure what we treasure

Impact and sustainability are no longer (and have never been) nice to haves. These must be core aspects of the coliving development and operations processes strategies and we no longer have a choice but to embed these throughout our business strategies. This vertical goes out to all the coliving companies that are going above and beyond when it comes to embedding and prioritising environmental, social and economic impact and sustainability in their businesses and communities.

For whom?

Coliving operators, operational teams, development teams, CSR / Impact teams, consultancies

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: opportunities (activities / events / initiatives) that promote sustainability.
3) Building design and sustainability: building is designed with sustainability and wellbeing in mind.
4) Operational sustainability: waste management, energy efficiency, procurement policies, suppliers.
5) Environmental, economical and social impact on surrounding neighbourhood .

Application questions

1) How do you embed social, environmental and economic impact into your coliving business, operations and community management?
2) How does your business measure and deliver impact / sustainability? Please provide customer qualitative / quantitative data and testimonials when possible.
3) Describe one impact / sustainability story that occurred within your community / team / business.

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name
- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- details about specific project / site / product in English- impact framework + measurements

3) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

4) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)
**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Matt Lesniak

Co-Founder at Conscious Coliving
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Coliving Ventures

Matt Lesniak is a co-founder and Head of Impact & Innovation at Conscious Coliving. Conscious Coliving is an ecosystem of shared living consultants co-creating a new paradigm of connected & conscious communities. At Conscious Coliving, Matt is responsible for designing community experience and impact strategies and measuring the social value of coliving communities.

Matt is also a founding member and current Head of Community of Co-Liv, Co-Founder & Managing partner of Coliving Ventures (and co-founder of Coliving Insights and Coliving Awards) and has worked for The Collective on their Impact and Community Experience Teams.  He has previously worked in the placemaking sector and is dedicated to creating inclusive, engagement-driven and impact-oriented shared community hubs.

Award Category

PropTech & ConTech

Co-Tech: Innovating Coliving with Technology

There is a huge potential to integrate technology into your coliving space to innovate and enhance your experience, operations, profitability and sustainability. There are many PropTech and ConTech (amongst many other technology service providers) doing just this. We aim to showcase the best service providers and their efforts and products in helping coliving operators to maintain streamlined operations that enable customer retention, sustainability and maximised returns.

For whom?

Technology service providers: PropTech / ConTech, PMS, app developers / operators, roommate matching, directories, access control

Criteria

1) Services are already provided to coliving spaces: measured by units in operations, surface area, devices installed, etc.
2) Product / tool and brand understands the specific technological needs for coliving operators and their users / residents.
3) Product / tool enhances operational efficiency: ability to prove cost savings, level of optimisation and / or automation.
4) Product / tool is easily integratable with other systems and / or scalable: possibility of integration and / or adaptability with other relevant products / systems.
5) Product / tool fosters innovation and impact within the coliving sector.

Application questions

1) How does your product / tool enhance user experience / operational efficiency?
2) How would you describe the needs of your clients and their users / residents and how does your product / tool add value and respond to those needs?
3) How have your clients and their users responded to your product / tool? Please provide client qualitative / quantitative data and testimonials when possible.

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name
- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- details about specific project / site / product in English

3) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

4) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)

**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Christian Schmitz

Global Shared Living and Work Space Lead at SALTO Systems
Head of Tech at Co-Liv

As a dedicated Sales & Business Development Manager for SALTO Systems (Saltosystems.com), the lock manufacturer of electronic locking solutions since 2001, Christian has developed a passion for Student Housing, shared living, Coliving and Coworking. Over the years, Christian has become a specialist in the international market and upcoming trends in the shared living segment.

The passion of the people working behind the scenes ignites an endless ambition for Christian to make a difference on a global scale and empower the shared living movement. He shares his passion in his role as Head of Tech for the global non profit association Co-Liv.org.

Award Category

Best Blended Living Project

The hybridisation of living

The real estate sector has been evolving over the last decade into more hybrid / blended models. 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. This vertical highlights the projects that are leading the way when it comes to hybrid and flexible living alternatives.

For whom?

Operators & Developers in the following segments that embrace coliving concept: Student Accommodation, Build to Rent, Senior Living, mixed-use and Hospitality

Criteria

1) Currently operating or under construction / development, to be operative in 2021.
2) Capacity for different usages that enhances living experience: property/space accommodates different use classes on top of residential, such as commercial, office etc.
3) Diversity of user demographics and psychographics: community embodies different demographic and psychographic needs and wants.
4) Brand identity and visibility: you have a recognisable brand with strong visibility and audience engagement.
5) Building sustainability, operational efficiency, resident engagement and wellbeing.

Application questions

1) How would you best describe your project’s ‘blend’ and its contribution to living innovation?
2) How do you embed community, sustainability and wellbeing into your project?
3) Please provide any qualitative and quantitative evidences that can support above answers (i.e. resident testimonial, survey results, NPS scores, referral rates, retention rates, certification, etc).

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name
- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- details about specific project / site / product in English
- customer insights: NPS scores, retention rates, referral rates, resident testimonials

3) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

4) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)
**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Eveline Zoutewelle

Head of Marketing & Communication at The Class Foundation

Eveline Zoutewelle is the Head of Marketing & Communication at The Class Foundation, a partner-based non-profit organisation with the goal to further the professionalism and knowledge of student housing in Europe and beyond.

Prior to joining the foundation, she worked for various international higher education institutions and spent a significant portion of her earlier life in East Africa. Her diverse background fuelled her passion for collaboration and the fusion of cultures and ideologies.

She now focuses on bringing together the stakeholders within the student housing sector, incl. higher education, real estate, and cities. In 2019, The Class Foundation declared ‘The Future is Blended’ as the industry witnessed increasingly blurred lines in the ways young adults live, work, and learn. The foundation is therefore honoured and keen to review applications for the ‘Best Blended Living Project’ to witness first-hand the success of those blurring lines.

Award Category

Best Coliving Operator of The Year

Operating and maintaining communities that thrive

As one of the most prestigious awards of this ceremony, our jury will be selecting the best operator of the year based on a range of criteria including spatial design, community experience, operational efficiency and environmental sustainability, amongst other criteria. This award will be highlighting the projects that include the ideal blend of community, wellbeing, sustainability and scalability.

For whom?

Coliving and shared living operators

Criteria

1) Currently in operations (minimum 1 year).
2) Building sustainability, operational efficiency, resident engagement and wellbeing.
3) Resident engagement and brand loyalty: NPS scores, retention rates, referral rates, etc.
4) Brand identity and visibility: you have a recognisable brand with strong visibility and audience engagement.
5) Scalability: high occupancy rates, capital raised, operational data, strong customer retention.

Application questions

1) How is your project fostering innovation within the coliving / real estate sector?
2) How do you embed community, sustainability and wellbeing into your project?
3) Please provide any qualitative and quantative data when possible (i.e. resident testimonials, NPS scores, referral rates, retention rates, etc).

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name
- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- details about specific project / site / product in English
- customer insights: NPS scores, retention rates, referral rates, resident testimonials

3) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

4) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)
**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Claire Flurin

Co-Founder at Co-Liv
Head of R&D at Keys AM

Claire Flurin is a co-founder at Co-Liv, the international co-living association, and now serves as Head of R&D for investment company Keys AM.

With expertise in user-centric real estate development and urban sustainability, Claire designs and develops creative land-use strategies and real-estate-based businesses that enhance liveability in global cities.

Claire draws on her experience working in real estate, urban tech and city planning in Europe and North America. She received formal training from Cornell University, the Johnson Graduate School of Management and ESTP Paris.

Award Category

Best Thought Leadership Piece

The leaders in coliving content creation

As an evolving sector, the coliving industry still lacks significant data and market studies to prove its efficiency and profitability. There are, however, a handful of both traditional real estate firms and emerging startups and organisations that dedicate their energy into creating relevant thought leadership research and content that contribute to the innovation and consolidation of the market. This vertical will highlight those leaders in shared living content creation.

For whom?

Content creators, creative / marketing agencies, coliving operators, publishers, service providers, other stakeholders of coliving industry

Criteria

1) Proven track record: list of current and future editions / publications / articles.
2) Impact: Audience reach and engagement.
3) Relevance within the coliving sector: content is relevant to the coliving / shared living / residential real estate sector.
4) Legitimacy of data / content published: content / data is research-backed and you can provide resources for all of your content.
5) Presentation of content published: representative publishing format.

Application questions

1) How does your content drive innovation and consolidation within the coliving sector?
2) What is your aim when publishing content within the coliving sector?
3) Please provide any audience feedback / testimonials when possible.

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name
- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- links to specific publications

3) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

4) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)
**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Connor Moore

Head of Content at Co-Liv
Associate at Nomos Group

Connor Moore is the Head of Content at Co-Liv and an associate at coliving investment and advisory firm Nomos Group.

Connor defines himself as a world traveler and people person that truly believes in the ability of coliving to improve the way people live in the 21st century. Spending the past two years getting his MBA in Malaysia, Connor had the opportunity to visit dozens of coliving operators around the world and started his own research blog to document his findings called Coliving Corner.

As a coliving thought leader Connor has appeared on several podcasts, spoken on numerous panels, and published content in coliving publications such as Coliving Insights.

Award Category

Best Initiative Fostering Coliving

The consolidation of the coliving sector

The coliving sector is growing, but it still needs quite a bit of oomph in order for the sector and its professionals to be recognised as serious players in the alternative real estate scene. That said, there are already a range of service providers, consultancies, creative agencies, real estate firms, nonprofits and other industry bodies that are helping pave the way for the consolidation of the coliving sector. This award aims to highlight those industry players that have created initiatives that are helping this emerging sector become recognised and respected as a fully fledged alternative real estate asset class.

For whom?

Content creators, consultancies, nonprofits, service providers, creative agencies, coliving operators, thought leaders

Criteria

1) User experience: your initiative is valuable for the coliving industry and engages with its audience.
2) Relevance within the coliving sector: initaitive is relevant to the coliving / shared living / residential real estate sector.
3) Concept & execution: the initiative is accessible, relatable, well communicate and impactful.
4) Usability & scalability: your initiative is easily usable, pragmatic and can be scaled internationally.
5) Innovation & impact: initiative fosters impact and innovation within the coliving sector.

Application questions

1) How does your initiative foster impact and innovation within the coliving sector?
2) What is your aim / goal in regards to supporting evolution of the coliving sector?
3) How do you see the coliving sector evolving in the next decade?

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name
- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- details about specific project/site/product in English

3) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

4) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)
**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Richard Lustigman

Co-Founder at Manner
Manner

Richard is a co-founder of Manner, a vertically integrated developer and operator of innovative housing models designed to meet the needs of young urbanites.

With over 18 years’ experience in corporate and start-up environments across international markets and within a diverse range of industries, Richard has demonstrated expertise in pioneering forward-thinking business models, scaling-up and growing platforms and building long term value.

Award Category

Academia (Students & PhDs)

The students of coliving

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. The leading jury member for this category has already been cooperating with our partners at Politecnico di Milano to educate students on the coliving model from a design and architecture perspective. This vertical will highlight academic research projects from around the world students and PhDs, aiming to redefine the future of coliving.

For whom?

Masters, PhD students and recent Post-graduates

Criteria

1) Market fit: the extent to which the project addresses structural and tangible issues of modern housing. Long term thinking and respect of local conditions are key factors.
2) Storytelling: the clarity of the challenge being addressed, as well as the clarity of the response being proposed, straightforwardness, uniqueness and authenticity are appreciated.
3) Design Strategy: the coherence of the project’s spatial and technical features in regards to the issue being addressed. Being efficient and coherent is the way to go.
4) Presentation Delivery: capacity of students to deliver a clear and concise presentation.
5) Impact & sustainability: the concept promises the potential of positive societal and environmental impact.  

Application questions

1) How would you define coliving?
2) How can your project be used by coliving operators, city planners, real estate developers, or other actors in the industry?
3) What do you think is the future of coliving?

Deliverables

1) Answers on all the Application Questions in the Application Portal (max 1250 characters per question)

2) Presentation* in PDF (max 20 slides / pages) format including:
- name
- organisation
- logo (if applicable)
- details about specific project/site/product in English

3) Video (max 5 minutes) (youtube / vimeo videolink)

4) Supporting images / renders (in hi-resolution JPG / PNG -> 150 dpi) in ZIP format** (max 10 images)

5) Representative project image (max 10 MB)

*Presentation format 16:9 (horizontal)
**Files to be named in the following format " organisation-projectname-image# "

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

Lead Judge

Virginia Scapinelli

Head of Marketing & Sales at UpFactor
Head of Impact at Co-Liv

Virginia is passionate about analysing new lifestyles and anticipating how these will translate into new space usages and business models, in her words “catalyse real estate futures”. Gathering a double expertise in architecture and consulting, Virginia has helped major real estate groups in the creation of innovative concepts, including coworking and coliving offers.

Currently Virginia is Head of Marketing and Sales at UpFactor, a full-service consulting firm specialized in heightening existing buildings, through a win-win densification process providing benefits for all the parties involved. She also serves as an advisor for the global no-profit coliving association and do-thank Co-Liv, for which she has led the setup of the academic partnership with the Politecnico di Milano. Her prior positions include strategy and innovation senior consultant at Stonup, architect at OMA and architect at Studio Terragni.

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.

2021 Coliving Awards Winners

On May 6th, 2021, during the Coliving Awards ceremony, the winners of each of the 11 categories were revealed. The winners were selected among over 100 submitted projects, and their creativity, state-of-the-art ideas and novel thinking are fostering innovation in the sector.
Discover the 2021 winners