Tiny Library 2023 Architecture Competition

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Prizes of total USD 4000 + Certificate + Publication

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 bolsters awareness, exposure and productivity, which in turn results into 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 facing a financial meltdown has been spreading in most parts 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.

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.

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. 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 300 sq.mt of built-up area.

Site Selection:
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.

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.

– Early Bird Registrations: 3rd March 2023 to 12th May 2023
– Standard Registrations: 13th May 2023 to 15th June 2023
– Last day for queries 12th June 2023
– Closing date for Submissions: 23rd June 2023
– Announcement of winners: 1st September 2023

Organizer: Volume Zero Competitions
Category: Design/Architecture
Prize type: Cash
Region: Global
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Deadline: 2023-05-13
Prize: Prizes of total USD 4000 + Certificate + Publication