The window to win two nights at Casa Batllo is closed and the lucky winner will be announced very soon. Thanks for checking out Gaudi's house.
• THE COMPETITION
Fancy yourself as a temporary resident at the famous Gaudi designed Casa Batllo, in the heart of Barcelona? If you’re in town for Mobile World Congress this could be your home for 2 days.
• HOUSE DESCRIPTION
Living in Casa Batllo is not living in a house.
It’s living in a organic skeletal dragon.
In a world renowned artistic masterpiece.
The night of March the 3rd you will open the door to a place that will whisk you back to experimental Art Nouveau in the 1900s - a perfect contrast to the new tech inventions of MWC.
Walk the halls and discover an artwork in every step. Magically vivid mosaics line the hallways and lead to a fairy tale maze of vaulted ceilings with impossibly shaped lights.
The bedroom, with organic shapes inspired by nature, invites you to imagine a time where everything was possible. If you could imagine it you could create it.
You’ll be pampered as soon as you hang up your lanyard as a butler offers you a glass of champagne and you relax in the lap of luxury in your modernism pied-à-terre.
This is just a preview, you'll have to discover the rest of it yourself.
• TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Nights at Casa Batlló on the 3rd and 4th of March 2015
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
When you submit a submission for this Contest, you agree with the Official Rules below.
Sponsor. The Sponsors of this Contest (“Contest”) are Airbnb Ireland, The Watermarque Building, South Lotts Road, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Airbnb”)
How to Enter. Participants who have reached the age of 18 at the time of participation, may enter the Contest from 18th February of 2015 at 00:01am Central European Time until 25th February of 2015 at 23:59pm Central European Time by following the process below. Submissions must be received through the below process by the close of the Contest to be eligible.
Process: To participate in the Contest and to try to win the prize described below, you have to:
Sign in with an Airbnb account
Click on the "Contact the Host" button by selecting any date on the calendar
Send a message in the form of a story of 100 words maximum – in English or Spanish– explaining how you would apply mobile technology to Casa Batllo (the “ Submission”).
The email must be sent from the email account associated with the participant’s Airbnb account to be verified and reviewed. Each participant can only participate once and you represent that you are more than 18 years old. Airbnb is not responsible for computer or network problems, problems with servers, problems with email accounts or the failure to receive any submission for any reason whatsoever. By entering the Contest, participants agree that they may be contacted by Airbnb in relation to the Contest and agree to take part in any publicity that occurs as a result of the Contest and grant Airbnb and their agents the right to use their name and/or image.
Eligibility. The Contest is not open to residents from: North Korea, Cuba, Iran, Indonesia. This means that you are not allowed to participate if you reside in one of these jurisdictions. The Contest is for residents of all other countries of the world and by entering participants agree that the individual winners will be selected from all entries received from these countries. Directors, officers, employees, independent contractors and agents of Partner and Airbnb, or their subsidiaries or affiliates, and the members of their immediate families or households, are not eligible.
Winner Selection. (ONE) 1 participant will be selected from the Submissions and will be nominated winner and best story writers of the Contest. The winner will be chosen entirely on merit, based on two judging criteria applied by a panel of judges at the following weight:
50% - Originality and creativity of the submitted story. Does it surprise and delight us?
50% - Spirit of the submission. How innovative, mobile tech related and aplicable to Casa Batllo is your submission?
The panel of judges will be comprised of members of the marketing teams of Airbnb and Partner, and one independent judge. The judges’ decisions are final and binding. If substantially similar Submissions are submitted by different entrants, judges will select only the best version of that idea, as determined by the judges in their sole discretion.
Prohibited Content. Submissions/content must be developed by the participant and must not violate the rights of any other party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights or rights of privacy, publicity or other moral rights. Submissions must NOT contain: (a) advertising or commercial content for any party other than Airbnb or Partner; (b) content that endorses/promotes illegal or harmful activity; (c) violent, profane, vulgar, obscene, defamatory or otherwise objectionable material; (d) adult material; or (e) defamatory content. The Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any participant who violates these prohibitions, or that the Sponsors deem inappropriate for any reason, in their sole discretion.
License. By submitting a submission, participants grant each of Airbnb and Partner a perpetual (or for the term of the protection granted by the relevant intellectual property rights), worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to transform, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, transmit, publish, broadcast, perform, display, or otherwise use the submitted story, in whole or in part, with or without modifications, in any form or medium (including but not limited to: internet, any printed medium distributed via press, billposting, point of sale advertising, flyers, leaflets…), whether now existing or later developed, for entertainment, promotional and/or advertising purposes and/or any other purpose. To the greatest extent permitted by law, participants agree not to invoke any so-called moral rights in relation to their submissions (including without limitation the right to be identified as the creator of the work and the right to object to derogatory treatment of the work). For the avoidance of doubt, the license referred to in this paragraph is a fully paid-up license. Only the winners will receive a prize according to the next paragraph: ‘Prize’.
Prize. The winner will receive, in recognition of their personal writing talent and as full and comprehensive consideration for the License described above, the following trip
The winner will receive the following unique experience :
- Invitation for two people (the winner and his/her companion) to stay 2 night at Casa Batllo on the 3rd and 4th of March of 2015.
- Breakfast at Casa Batllo for the two days.
- Dinner at Casa Batllo the 3rd March and possibility to invite some guests (maximum 4 people).
- Exclusive guided visit in Casa Batllo the 3rd of March.
- Transfer to the World Mobile Congress the 3rd and 4th March.
- Possibility to present your idea to Casa Batllo’s General Management.
A list of what IS NOT included in the prize,:
Visa fees, airport transfers from the winner’s and the guest’s home to/from their airport or train station, expenses, any meals (except for any meals which are expressly included in the prize description), any other expenses (except for any expenses or spending money which are expressly included in the prize description).
Participants represent that they are available to travel to Barcelona to be there on the 3rd of March 2015 (until the 5th of March, 2015). Participants must have a valid passport (or EU Identity Card) to travel to SPAIN during the period of the trip to redeem the prize. The total value of the prize is approximately 5,000.00 EUR (or the equivalent in local currency) The Sponsors are allowed to ask for a written confirmation or proof of the place of residence and age of the winners before awarding the prize. No substitution or transfer of the prize is permitted. The prize may not be redeemed for cash. If due to circumstances beyond Airbnb's or Partner’s control, Airbnb or Partner are unable to provide the stated prize, Airbnb and Partner reserve the right to award, as substitute, a prize of equal or higher value.
Notification/Announcement of Winner.
The winner(s) will be selected on 26th of February and will be notified by [email / via the Airbnb message center] within 24 hours. Each winner must confirm their acceptance of the Prize in writing within 48 hours of such notification. The Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any winner who does not confirm acceptance of the Prize in accordance with these Official Rules, and reserves the right to select an alternative winner in such event. In the event of a dispute about the identity of a winner, the Sponsors will award the prize to the authorized account holder of the Airbnb account corresponding to the email address that sent the winning entry. The Sponsors may publicly announce the name of the winner within 30 days of the close of the Contest, including through social media channels such as (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) (@airbnb_es) and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).
Prize Conditions. Save as may be required by any applicable mandatory laws, the prize is provided as-is with no express or implied warranty or guarantee. This Contest is subject to applicable local laws and regulations, including but not limited to tax laws. The winner is solely responsible for any taxes applicable to or resulting from the award of the prize, and the Sponsors will have no obligation for any taxes that may be payable. Sponsors may require the winner, and where applicable, the winner’s guest, to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release permitting the Sponsors to use the winner’s name, image and winning Submission in promotional materials where permitted by law and subject to applicable rules. Refusal or inability to sign and return such forms within 72 hours of receipt may result in disqualification and awarding of prize to an alternate winner. The winners represent they will behave as good citizens during their stay at Casa Batlló (Barcelona) and that they will cooperate with the security personnel that will be present at Casa Batlló (Barcelona) on the 3rd and 4th of March 2015.
General Liability Release. By entering this Contest, participants release the Sponsors and Casa Batllo from any liability whatsoever, on any theory, and waive all claims and causes of action arising from or related to this Contest and/or fulfillment and/or use of the Prize, to the extent permitted by applicable law. However, nothing in these Official Rules limits or excludes any person’s or entity’s liability for death or personal injury caused by their negligence or any other liability which may not as a matter of law be limited.
Interpretation and Disputes. Participants agree: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of the judges, which are final and binding; (b) that any disputes shall be governed by the laws of Ireland (or by mandatory local laws, if applicable), and shall be resolved only in the courts in Ireland (or in mandatory local jurisdiction, if applicable), without resort to any form of class action or other form of collective action, to the extent permitted by applicable law; and (c) that they consent and waive any objection to the jurisdiction of said courts for any such disputes.
Miscellaneous. The Contest is void where prohibited. If any provision or part-provision of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this agreement. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Sponsors may suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if they believe, in their sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, in which case the prizes will be awarded among the eligible entries received that were unaffected by the problem, if possible. With reference to the Italian participants please note that this Contest does not constitute a “Manifestazione a Premio” under the provisions of D.P.R. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) because winners are selected and prizes are assigned to them on the basis of their personal writing talent and consequently the exception described under Article 6, par. 1, letter a) of the above mentioned decree shall apply.
• Set aside enough time to wake up in the morning, you might think you’re still in a dream world and get disorientated.
• Take as many pictures as you like. Antoni, the host, loves sharing his home.
• Feel free to invite a guest over during the day. What better place could you find to elevator pitch an investor?
(Još) nema recenzija
Ovaj smještaj nema recenzija. Odsjednete li u njemu, ovdje će se prikazivati vaša recenzija.
Hola, bon dia!
Me llamo Antoni Gaudí.
Estudié arquitectura y, durante mi carrera, he trasladado a todos mis proyectos lo que he aprendido de observar a la madre naturaleza. De pequeño adquirí una habilidad especial para tratar el espacio y el volumen mientras ayudaba a mi padre y a mi abuelo en el taller familiar.
Volúmenes y formas orgánicas, disposiciones artísticas que nacían de la propia naturaleza, todo lo que sea orgánico y sensible me conmueve. Todo está calculado y no dejo nada al azar. Lo artesano y la búsqueda de materiales nobles me han llevado a trabajar con los mejores ebanistas y escultores.
La Casa Batlló, donde tendrás ocasión de alojarte, fue declarada Patrimonio Mundial por la Unesco en el año 2005. Debido a sus inusuales formas, algunos la conocen como la casa de los huesos, la casa de las máscaras, la casa de los bostezos o la casa del dragón. Esto último se debe a que he representado en ella la leyenda de Sant Jordi, coronando su fachada con el aspecto del lomo de un dragón y la cruz de cuatro brazos.
En la Planta Noble, podrás disfrutar de una gran tribuna de vidrieras emplomadas con vistas al Paseo de Gracia. Es la zona del comedor, donde utilicé sobre todo madera noble.
El patio de luces está revestido con azulejos en distintos tonos azules con los que traté de recrear los diferentes colores del mar.
Los desvanes son espacios sugerentes formados por una sucesión de arcos que evocan la forma del vientre del dragón de Sant Jordi. Esta estructura sustenta la azotea, donde instalé varias chimeneas decoradas con mosaicos de infinitos colores.
Por supuesto esto es sólo un pequeño adelanto. Lo demás, tendrás que descubrirlo...
Como ves, querido invitado, soy extremadamente detallista y busco que cada experiencia sea única e inigualable, al igual que todas mis obras. Por eso, te puedo asegurar que en mi casa te sentirás como en ningún otro lugar del mundo.
Hello, bon dia!
My name is Antoni Gaudí.
I studied architecture and, throughout my career, I have brought to my work everything I learned from observing Nature. From an early age, I started developing a special skill to treat space and volume while helping my father and grandfather in our family workshop.
Organic and magical creativity move me. Everything in my work is calculated and I don´t leave anything to chance. My search for the best craftwork and high quality materials have enabled me to work with the best woodworkers and sculptors.
Casa Batlló, where you will be spending two nights, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Due to its unusual shapes, it is known locally as the house of bones, the house of masks, the house of yawns and the house of the dragon. This last name stems from my depiction of the legend of Saint George that crowns the façade with a four-armed cross and the roof representing the dragon’s back.
On the main floor, you will enjoy a magnificent gallery of leaded windows overlooking Paseo de Gracia. This is the living room, where I used the best wood.
The walls of the inside patio are covered in glazed tiles in varying shades of blue that symbolize the colors of the sea.
The attic is supported by a series of catenary arches that evoke the belly of the magnificent Saint George dragon. Right above it, the roof terrace boasts chimneys decorated with a remarkable mosaic of fragments of colored glass.
This is just a small preview, you will have to discover the rest...
As you can see, dear guest, I´m a perfectionist, always in search of unique experiences and this shines through in each of my creations. Thus I can assure you that in my house you will feel like nowhere else in the world.
I´m looking forward to having you at home!