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1st Prize: USD 2000+Certificate+Publication
2nd Prize: USD 1200+Certificate+Publication
3rd Prize: USD 800+Certificate+Publication

With the world constantly evolving, there is a ton of information being formulated out there. Human intellect today is expected to evolve at the same rate as our world to continue our journey into the future. Despite all the information, reading and self-learning remain the most powerful tools available to mankind to consume knowledge. Learning increases awareness, exposure and productivity, which leads to development.

Despite its importance, education is still inaccessible to many communities in remote locations around the world. Civilization all across the globe has taken a major blow economically post the pandemic. From a substantial decline in income to an increase in the unemployment rate, the fear of a financial crisis has spread over most of the world. While we face a future that we cannot foresee, the ability to adapt and learn is key. Self-learning, especially through reading, is crucial for the society’s development. It is important to power the growth of like-minded networks. It is necessary to have places promoting education and self-learning to educate the local population within the closest proximity. It will make them accessible to gainful employment opportunities in their home towns and will thereby avoid the need for migration elsewhere.

Opportunity: 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.
Challenge: Participants are to design a Tiny Library optimized for 75 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 ebooks, audiobooks, audio-visual books etc. 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.
Jury:The esteemed jury for judging this competition consisted of:Puran Kumar of Studio PKA, India. Peter W. Ferretto of Condition_Lab, China.Lui Hanxio of LLLab, China.Ahmad Thaneem of 3dor concepts, India.Antonio Garza Ferrigno of Proyecto Reacciona, Mexico.Catherine Ranger of MGS Architects, Australia.Luis Ricardo of LLLab, China. Sebastian Irarrazaval, Chile. Schedule: Early Bird Registrations:3rd March 2023 to 12th May 2023 Standard Registrations: 13th May 2023 to 15th June 2023Last day for queries 12th June 2023 Closing date for Submissions: 23rd June 2023 Announcement of winners: 1st September 2023 ELIGIBILITY:TINY LIBRARY 2023 – 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.

Organizer: Volume Zero Competitions
Category: Design/Architecture
Prize type: Other award
Region: Global
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Deadline: 2023-06-23
Prize: 1st Prize: USD 2000+Certificate+Publication
2nd Prize: USD 1200+Certificate+Publication
3rd Prize: USD 800+Certificate+Publication