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The Collective goes big and goes global with its two new co-living destinations
POSTED 12 Nov 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
The Collective worked with Palette Architecture to renovate the building Credit: The Collective
The Collective has been successful in pioneering the co-living sector because we create shared space that is led by culture, experience and local engagement.
– Reza Merchant
The Collective has opened new co-living destinations in the Long Island City neighbourhood of New York and in London’s Canary Wharf.

Its 125-room Long Island City venue is the firm's first in the US and its only one for short (one to 29 night) stays only.

The Collective Paper Factory, as it is called, is housed in a 100-year-old building that previously housed a paper goods factory and a radio factory.

The Collective worked with Palette Architecture to renovate the building, the industrial design and metal-work features of which have been retained.

Among the 20,000sq ft (1,900sq m) of amenities is a bright, open-plan lobby with a reception and seating, as well as various spaces for gathering.

A lower-level event space will host the Collective Paper Factory's cultural programme, which is "designed to engage people in conversations and experiences that explore the future of co-living."

An existing outdoor space has been developed to serve as a "neighbourhood hangout" throughout the summer months.

A new restaurant serving cuisine from around the world is due to open at the end of the year, retaining many of its original industrial features, such as an old spiral staircase.

Another 100+ rooms built on top of the original building are scheduled for launch in 2021, meanwhile.

Reza Merchant, founder and CEO of the Collective, said: "The Collective has been successful in pioneering the co-living sector because we create shared space that is led by culture, experience and local engagement.

"We love to join vibrant neighbourhoods who are embarking on their own phase of change, where we can forge meaningful partnerships and really make a contribution. Long Island City is the perfect place to debut a flavour of our signature co-living approach."

The Collective followed the opening of its Long Island City venue with its new Canary Wharf location that it has billed as the world's largest co-living space.

Designed and built from the ground up by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM), it houses 705 rooms across 21 levels.

A 20th-floor restaurant, pool and spa boast panoramic views, while technology-optimised spaces in the basement act as the building’s social hub, with a bar, a cinema, a private viewing room, a virtual reality golf simulator and a gaming room.
The Collective Canary Wharf is billed as the world's largest co-living space Credit: Ed Reeve
The venue houses 705 rooms across 21 levels Credit: Ed Reeve
the Collective Canary Wharf was designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Credit: Ed Reeve
There are a wide variety of spaces for members to use depending on what they need Credit: Ed Reeve
A spa offer members a sauna, steam room or bookable treatment Credit: Ed Reeve
The bar and restaurant serves cocktails and comfort food Credit: Ed Reeve
A bar and restaurant on the 20th floor provides panoramic views of the city Credit: Ed Reeve
There is a library where members can spend time reading or studying Credit: Ed Reeve
The Collective Canary Wharf has a 14m (46ft) pool on the 20th floor Credit: Ed Reeve
The Collective Paper Factory is located in the Long Island City neighbourhood of New York Credit: The Collective
the venue is the firm's first in the US and its only one for short (one to 29 night) stays only Credit: The Collective
There are 125 rooms at the Collective Paper Factory Credit: The Collective
The outdoor space has its own bar Credit: The Collective
An existing outdoor space has been developed to serve as a "neighbourhood hangout" Credit: The Collective
There are various spaces for gathering around the building to encourage connections between occupants Credit: The Collective
A bright, open-plan lobby has a reception area with seating Credit: The Collective
the building used to house a paper goods factory and a radio factory Credit: The Collective
The Collective Paper Factory is housed in a 100-year-old building Credit: The Collective
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The Collective goes big and goes global with its two new co-living destinations
BY Stu Robarts

The Collective worked with Palette Architecture to renovate the building

The Collective worked with Palette Architecture to renovate the building
photo: The Collective

The Collective has opened new co-living destinations in the Long Island City neighbourhood of New York and in London’s Canary Wharf.

Its 125-room Long Island City venue is the firm's first in the US and its only one for short (one to 29 night) stays only.

The Collective Paper Factory, as it is called, is housed in a 100-year-old building that previously housed a paper goods factory and a radio factory.

The Collective worked with Palette Architecture to renovate the building, the industrial design and metal-work features of which have been retained.

Among the 20,000sq ft (1,900sq m) of amenities is a bright, open-plan lobby with a reception and seating, as well as various spaces for gathering.

A lower-level event space will host the Collective Paper Factory's cultural programme, which is "designed to engage people in conversations and experiences that explore the future of co-living."

An existing outdoor space has been developed to serve as a "neighbourhood hangout" throughout the summer months.

A new restaurant serving cuisine from around the world is due to open at the end of the year, retaining many of its original industrial features, such as an old spiral staircase.

Another 100+ rooms built on top of the original building are scheduled for launch in 2021, meanwhile.

Reza Merchant, founder and CEO of the Collective, said: "The Collective has been successful in pioneering the co-living sector because we create shared space that is led by culture, experience and local engagement.

"We love to join vibrant neighbourhoods who are embarking on their own phase of change, where we can forge meaningful partnerships and really make a contribution. Long Island City is the perfect place to debut a flavour of our signature co-living approach."

The Collective followed the opening of its Long Island City venue with its new Canary Wharf location that it has billed as the world's largest co-living space.

Designed and built from the ground up by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM), it houses 705 rooms across 21 levels.

A 20th-floor restaurant, pool and spa boast panoramic views, while technology-optimised spaces in the basement act as the building’s social hub, with a bar, a cinema, a private viewing room, a virtual reality golf simulator and a gaming room.



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