Tiny Library 2019 Architecture Competition
Books are considered to be the torchbearers for knowledge, helping mankind develop its intellect and create a world that is constantly developing. With an aim to make education more accessible, we have transformed books to digital, audio and visual formats.
Despite all these efforts, books in any format are still inaccessible to various communities across our planet. It is now utterly important to focus on this lack of accessibility and prioritize towards creating a source of knowledge to isolated communities.
Libraries as an educational incubator is a space that not only sheds light on conventional means of knowledge but also encourages its users to interact, share ideas and grow together. Rather than accepting urban migration as a given, a library can be designed with an aim to restore dignity and induce development.
Can we rethink a library of the 21st-century public space where knowledge is not limited to books? Can we ignite the new age movement of learning?
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Roman statesman and philosopher)
Participants are to design a Tiny Library optimized for 50 users with engaging multi functional spaces for all ages and spatial experience. The Tiny Library would be equipped with traditional reading material along with modern formats like e-books, audio books, audio-visual books, etc.
The space would be designed as a centralized think tank for the local communities with a focus on public interactions and community development.
Participants should consider affordability and optimum use of space while designing. The designed space should be augmented to hold a maximum number of books in a limited space. The structure should not exceed 200 sq.mt of built-up area.
The proposed design should also be easy to maintain.
The proposal should be iconic, inviting, and creating a statement of its own on the chosen site.
The proposed design should have contact between humans and nature.
The designed spaces should be innovative, encourage self-learning as well as strengthen the communal spirit. Energy saving and sustainability should be given a thought.
We encourage the participants to develop their programs. The space designed should not be limited to the standard activities viz. reading and self-learning space, sanitation space, administration, reception or information desk. The design should provoke innovative activities that stimulate and accelerate learning.
TINY LIBRARY 2019 ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION. Library as an educational incubator is a space that not only sheds light on conventional means of knowledge but also encourages its users to interact, share ideas and grow together.Can we rethink a library of the 21st-century public space where knowledge is not limited to books? Can we ignite the new age movement of learning?
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Prizes of total USD 4000, broken down as follows:
1st Prize: USD 2000 + Certificate + Publication
2nd Prize: USD 1200 + Certificate + Publication
3rd Prize: USD 800 + Certificate + Publication
10 Honorable mentions: Certificates
Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published on Volume Zero website and several international architecture and design magazines.
To show our appreciation, all the participants would receive participation certificate.
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
Architecture Competition is open to all. We invite architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, companies, organizations, and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes January 24, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project January 31, 2020
Winners announcement Date April 3, 2020
Location of Competition
Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition