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Call for registrations to Tiny Library 2019 Architecture Competition

India Architecture News - Nov 5, 2019 - 16:41   1266 views

Call for registrations to Tiny Library 2019 Architecture Competition

Volume Zero has launched a new competition, titled Tiny Library 2019 Architecture Competition, inviting architects to design a Tiny Library optimized for 50 users with engaging multifunctional spaces for all ages and spatial experience. 

Challenge

Participants are to design a Tiny Library optimized for 50 users with engaging multifunctional spaces for all ages and spatial experience. The Tiny Library would be equipped with traditional reading material along with modern formats like e-books, audiobooks, audiovisual 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 sustainbility should be given a thought.

Volume Zero encourages 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.

Site Selection

Rural populations across the globe face a mass exodus of its young population owing to the lack of education, health care, employment opportunities among many others.

Participants are to choose a site in a rural or remote context for the proposal, wherever they feel accessibility to knowledge may change the existing circumstance. The design should be well integrated into the context.

The site selected should be in a dire need of connecting to education and learning. The site should justify the participant’s design.

Schedule

Competition Launch: 18th October, 2019

Early Registrations Ends: 20th December, 2019

Standard Registrations Begins: 21st December, 2019

Standard Registrations Ends: 24th January, 2019

Submission For Deadline: 31st January, 2019

Awards & Prize Money

1st prize: $2000/Certificate of Achievement 

2nd prize: $1200/Certificate of Achievement 

3rd prize: $800/Certificate of Achievement 

Download the competition details here: Tiny_Library_Brief.pdf

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