CHECK OUT THE LIV DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS
Private Beach Club by Hart Howerton / photo by Chris Luker

LIV HOSPITALITY DESIGN AWARDS RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND GUEST EXPERIENCE, ON A GLOBAL SCALE.

The mission of the LIV Hospitality Design Awards is to celebrate the quality and diversity of the architectural ventures and interior design projects shaping the worldwide hospitality industry today. The program was launched in 2020 and is an inclusive platform, pursuing and rewarding exceptional projects within LIVING and EATING spaces.

We believe in the power of architecture and interior design to shape our living experience.

Selected by our esteemed jury of architects, designers, hoteliers, developers, and leaders in the fields of architectural and interior design, the annual winners will receive the LIV trophy, extensive publicity showcasing their designs to an international audience, and more.

LIV Hospitality Design Awards stands for the best LIVING space.

Society constantly redefines space. Hospitality responds by embracing these changes, whether through the introduction of new accommodation concepts, or by focusing on lifestyle, design, and the lived experience of guests.

From short-term rental to private housing, beach resort to boutique hotel, campervan to co-living, today’s types of accommodation have never been more diverse.

LIV Hospitality Design Awards stands for the best EATING space.

Local speciality restaurants are expanding globally, food courts are synonyms of diversity, and fine dining is a multi-sensorial experience; the options available in the food and beverage industry are in constant evolution, offering exciting new concepts, different atmospheres, designs, colors, and textures for both our taste buds and our eyes.

Simply put, from cocktail bar to a food court, Michelin-starred establishment to an event space, food truck to a private club, the food and beverage scene has never been as exciting as it is today.

Hospitality architecture and interior designs are key factors in guest satisfaction and benchmarks for the level of service, quality and comfort that a guest expects. The LIV Hospitality Design Awards strive to support and promote inspired and inspiring projects by professional designers, as well as fresh and stimulating work created by emerging designers and students


 

LIV Hospitality Design Awards: LIVING space

Architectural Design of the Year & Interior Design of the Year: Professional

Emerging Architect of the Year & Emerging Interior Designer of the Year: Student

 

The Architectural Design of the Year and Interior Design of the Year are aesthetically impressive projects and show considerable evidence that their unique design contributes to the guest experience.

Students and young designers are also encouraged to apply for a chance to be awarded the title of Emerging Architect of the Year or Emerging Interior Designer of the Year. This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated devotion and excels in hospitality design.

The Hospitality Design Awards Grand Winners will receive the LIV trophy, certificates, and winners’ seal, as well as being featured in the yearly LIV book, including a presentation of the winning projects and winners’ interviews.

Additionally, the winning projects will be promoted in the newsletter to 60,000 design professionals, media, and potential clients worldwide. They will also have a profile in the online LIV Awards Architecture and Interior Design directory, making it easier for clients to contact your company.


 

LIV Hospitality Design Awards: EATING space

Architectural Design of the Year & Interior Design of the Year: Professional

Emerging Architect of the Year & Emerging Interior Designer of the Year: Student

 

The Architectural Design of the Year and Interior Design of the Year award talented designers and projects in the Food & Beverage industry. The judges look for projects that push boundaries, provide exclusive experiences, and break traditional, stagnant restaurant rules in order to set exciting new standards.

Students and young designers are also encouraged to apply for a chance to be awarded the title of Emerging Architect of the Year or Emerging Interior Designer of the Year. This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated devotion and excels in hospitality design.

The Hospitality Design Awards Grand Winners will receive the LIV trophy, certificates, and winners seal as well as be featured in the yearly LIV Book, including a presentation of the winning projects and winners’ interviews.

Additionally, the winning projects will be promoted in the LIV newsletter, which is shared with 60,000 design professionals, media, and potential clients worldwide. They will also have a profile in the online LIV Awards Architecture and Interior Design directory, making it easier for clients to contact your company.


 

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Entries can be submitted as conceptual designs, in progress, or as completed projects.  The only restriction is that entries or completed projects in the category ” Brand New” must be no more than 3 years old.

LIV Hospitality Design Awards accept identical entries in successive years, as we believe that design lives and evolves. Great Designs are timeless!

Submissions can be made as a Professional or as a Student. Winners are chosen based on a single project – not for a body of work.

ELIGIBILITY

The LIV Hospitality Design Awards competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals and student entries against other students.

For more information please check the FAQ page.

JUDGING CRITERIA

The evaluation process for entries to the LIV Hospitality Design Awards is based on various judging criteria, constantly adapted to new technical, social, economic, and ecological requirements. These criteria are not comprehensive and not all criteria are applied to each project. They simply provide an orientation framework and basis for judging, which is complemented by each individual juror’s expertise and socio-cultural background.

Each member of the Jury is passionately committed to providing a fair evaluation. Jury members are assigned categories based on their specific background and expertise and all projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously, in order to ensure unbiased and fair judging.

The judging criteria include the following:

  • Aesthetics — form, shape, color, texture, finishing, the material used, etc
  • Innovation — does the design provide something new to the market or supplement/improve an existing structure?
  • Practicality / Functionality – ease of cleaning, safety, maintenance… 
  • Ergonomics — How is the interaction with the client? Space optimization?
  • Durability — the quality and longevity of the design and Architecture
  • Impact — the benefit delivered to the client and/or society by the Design
  • Integration about the integration of the project to its local environment
  • Ecological compatibility — potential environmental and/or ecological impact
  • Emotional quotient — in addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, does this Living space create a sense of enjoyment, and satisfaction?

SCORING BOARD

The LIV Hospitality Design Awards use a Scoring System between 10-100 points. 

ENTRY FEES

  • Professional CHF 220 incl. VAT ( approx: US$240)
  • Additional Entry will receive a 10% discount
  • Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount
  • Student CHF 70 incl. VAT ( approx: US$76)
  • Additional Entry will receive a 10% discount
  • Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount

No Further Fees: Unlike some other design awards and competitions, there are no further fees for winning the award and everything listed in the winner’s benefits will be provided free of charge.

DEADLINE: LIV HOSPITALITY DESIGN AWARDS 2022

  • LIV Awards 2022 will open soon
  • 10% Early Bird discount until 31st of August, 2022
  • 5% Extended Early Bird discount until 30th of September, 2022
  • Regular Deadline until 30th of November, 2022
  • Final Deadline: January 8th, 2023 (10% late fee applies) till January 31st, 2023.
  • The Program will close on January 31st, 2023.

 

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