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BD Small Hotel is a unique competition open to UK architects only, to design a budget hotel room.

The competition is now closed and the winner and shortlisted entries will be published in a special BD supplement and distributed at the Sleep 2012 show, which takes place November 21-22 at the Business Design Centre in London.

The budget hotel market now accounts for one third of future new supply. These rooms are normally functional spaces that offer guests the facilities to rest, sleep and wash — all in a tiny area.

The BD Small Hotel room contradicts this by becoming the experience. The room is the adventure. It is the destination. The room is a contemplation space for all cultures, ages and genders. The interior is a transitional space that offers the flexibility for each visitor to create their own personal experience.

In addition to coverage in print, winners and runners-up will be given extensive coverage on bdonline.co.uk as well the opportunity to take part in the BD seminar on hotel design.

The competition has been judged by a panel including Matthew Bell, manager of CitizenM Hotels, architect Peter Clash, BD's executive editor Ellis Woodman and BD’s editor in chief Amanda Baillieu.

What the judges were looking for:

- A hotel room no more than 14sq m. This should include the area of any partitions within the room (such as the shower), but not the external wall, the corridor or walls between rooms.

- The space should have an innovative layout. The room should feel generous and luxurious despite its size.¬ It should adapt to its occupants’ requirements and mood, serving as a place to work from in the evening or a base for shopping or relaxing at the weekend.

- A design solution that can be prefabricated offsite.