Coliving Awards ceremony took place on the 29th of June 2022 in Katowice, Poland, during the World Urban Forum (WUF 11), which is organised by UN Habitat, City of Katowice & Polish Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy.
Curated by Coliving Ventures, Coliving Awards is the first-ever ceremony dedicated to highlighting key innovators, actors and ideas that are shaping the coliving industry. Its co-founders, Bart Sasim, Aitana de Jong and Matt Lesniak, came together a couple of years ago to establish a way to acknowledge the multiple innovators of the coliving sector and give visibility to their achievements. Coliving Awards and Coliving Ventures are initiatives that are part of a unique ecosystem, developed and facilitated by Spatial Experience, an innovation hub for specialist real estate. The goal of such an ecosystem is to encourage innovative and sustainable business development and growth within coliving sector.
During the final ceremony, live streamed from Katowice to our world-wide audience, the final winners of each category were finally announced by the co-founders of Coliving Awards, Bart Sasim, Aitana de Jong and Matt Lesniak, and Marnus Burger, Operations Manager of Spatial Experience.
Meet the frontrunners of the coliving community in 2022:
Building & Architecture: A-001 Architectural Workshop with A-001 Taller de Arquitectura Coliving Interlomas project
Interior & Furniture Design: Cutwork with Bouygues Immobilier PolyRoom project
Branding & Marketing: POHA House with POHA House Münster
Content & Media: The Co-Living Revolution with The Co-Living Revolution - Public Speaking Talk & Brand
User & Community Experience: Campus Perth by GCPH Australia
Impact & Sustainability: Kley Group with Impactful programs for sustainability & wellbeing
PropTech & ConTech: Spike Global with Spike Living
Student Coliving: Nido Living with Nido Student European Portfolio
Nomad Coliving: Sun and Co. | Coliving Coworking Community with Sun and Co. Nomad Coliving
Blended Living: 21WOL Operations with 21 Way Of Living
Coliving Operator of the Year: Gravity Co-Living - Community at the heart
Emerging Coliving Concept: ALFA Development with LIVING BY ALFA
Academia (Students & PhDs): Dr Penny Clark with her paper “Practices of shared living: Exploring environmental sustainability in UK cohousing, community living, and coliving”
Second year in a row coliving operators, innovators, academics and professionals prove that the coliving sector is continuously evolving, giving place for new concepts to emerge, as well as making room for established coliving asset classes to thrive, push the boundaries of coliving and help it flourish and reach new heights. In order to capture these timeless efforts and state-of-the-art developments, we partnered up with Coliving Insights to publish the second edition of Coliving Awards Special Edition 2022. This special publication is the opportunity to showcase the winning projects, the reason behind their success, and highlight our expert jury panel, partners and sponsors.
Coliving Awards team would like to thank all the participants of this year and wish special congratulations to all the winners on behalf of the Coliving Awards team, our trusted sponsors (Wifirst, Spaceflow, SALTO Systems and Episode, owned by SK D&D), and partners (Spatial Experience, Coliving Ventures, Coliving Insights, Digital Estate, Co-Liv, The Class Foundation, Conscious Coliving, Frame, BTR News, All Things Urban).
Coliving Awards is not only an award or a physical attribute. Coliving Awards is an experience, a milestone in the coliving history that marks our common goal - shaping the future of shared living.