Submit entries to design the world’s first ‘Cotel’ before April 4th for a chance to have your work shown on the big stage.
PSFK has partnered with real-estate crowdfunding company Prodigy Network to crowdsource the designs for their most recent project 17John, an innovative hotel in the heart of New York City’s Financial District. This series of articles provides inspiration for readers wishing to be a part of the project and join the crowd in designing the first Cotel.
At this year’s PSFK CONFERENCE 2014, real-estate crowdfunding company Prodigy Network will announce the top early submissions for 17John- a competition to design the physical and virtual components of the world’s first ‘Cotel’, an extended stay hotel created to service the needs of the modern business traveler.
All entries submitted before April 4th have a chance to be featured in a submission round-up held on stage at the conference held here in New York on April 11th. The main competition will run through April 21th and offer $50k of total prizes.
View the competition brief in full and sign-up to enter here.
Key Design Challenges:
Collaborative/Public Space – This contest area looks at how a hotel’s public spaces can evolve their design and offerings to become collaborative environments that bring travelers together to work, play and socialize. [Inspiration]
Private Space – This contest area looks at how guest rooms can evolve to integrate health and wellness and adaptivity into their design, creating fulfilling and customizable spaces for guests during their extended stay scenarios. [Inspiration]
Digital Services – This contest area looks at the transactional, social and curation tools that are seamlessly connecting guests with all of a hotel’s services and amenities, helping people network, discover and share and putting the best of the local city at their fingertips. [Inspiration]
How To Enter:
Visit Prodigy’s site to read the full brief and join the competition. Teams or individuals entering the competition are eligible to enter one, two or all three competition categories.
PSFK CONFERENCE 2014
On Friday, April 11, 2014, PSFK will host the PSFK CONFERENCE 2014—an intimate gathering bring together leading thinkers and changemakers to share stirring new ideas and explore the impact of innovation through the lens of our 2014 theme Connecting the Unexpected.
Prodigy Network is known as a pioneer in crowdfunding for real estate. In 2009—after more than 29 projects—Prodigy Network developed an innovative investment model for crowdfunding in real estate, becoming the world’s leading platform in the field. By doing so, Prodigy introduced a way of democratizing investment opportunities for large-scale projects. Prodigy Network believes that community and transparency are essential to success in real estate.
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