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This week, we hosted the second edition of the Regeneration Collection competition in Leeuwarden. This competition has been set up in collaboration with Smart Travel Lab to accelerate the development of regenerative properties and destinations around the world.

Students from Hotel Management School NHL Stenden, Cornell University and Ted Rogers School of Management of Toronto Metropolitan University have been working on a Regenerative Hospitality concept that could be operating within 3 years.

During the past months, our students Anna, Giada, Shakira and Alexander came up with the concept ”Bûten”, for which they used the property of an old milk factory in Aldwâld, a small village close to Dokkum. They designed a concept focused on wellness and ”healing from inside out” and integrated different features to make it sustainable and regenerative, such as the use of sustainable materials and innovative features for the building. They brought this to life by cooperating with students from the minor Sustainable Built Environment at NHL Stenden.

This week they presented the designs to the other schools and stakeholders. Students from the other universities also presented their ideas in Leeuwarden and we can say it was again a definite success. Many thanks to all parties involved and we look forward to next year’s edition!