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Monday, 17 February, 2025

Competition Introduction

Welcome to the Rural Readingscape - Library Design 2024 Competition, hosted by Archiol Competitions. We extend a warm invitation to architects, designers, and imaginative individuals from across the globe to partake in this creative endeavor.
In this competition, we aim to cultivate innovative and sustainable solutions for the design of a rural library. More than just a repository of books, this library is envisioned as a hub for community engagement, fostering a culture of learning, interaction, and collaboration. Embracing the essence of its rural setting, the design should seamlessly integrate with the natural environment, offering visitors a tranquil and inspiring space to explore the world of knowledge.
As participants, you are encouraged to unleash your creativity and ingenuity to craft designs that not only meet functional requirements but also resonate with the ethos of the community it serves. Whether through innovative architectural techniques, environmentally-conscious materials, or visionary spatial planning, we seek designs that redefine the conventional notions of a library and set new benchmarks for excellence.
Join us in this journey to envision a library that not only enriches minds but also nourishes souls, bridging the gap between literature, nature, and humanity. Let your designs be a testament to the power of architecture to shape lives and communities for the better. We eagerly anticipate your contributions to the Rural Readingscape - Library Design 2024 Competition.

The primary objective of this competition is to envision a library that serves as a cultural hub in a rural setting, fostering a love for reading, learning, and community interaction. Participants are encouraged to explore creative design solutions that reflect the unique needs of rural communities and contribute to the cultural and educational enrichment of the region.

• Library Spaces: Design a variety of reading spaces, study areas, and community gathering zones.
• Multifunctional Areas: Include spaces for workshops, community events, and cultural activities.
• Technology Integration: Incorporate modern technology for digital resources and community connectivity.
• Accessibility: Ensure the design is accessible to all, including differently-abled individuals.

Participants are free to choose any rural site for their design, but it should be a realistic location with the potential for construction. Entrants must submit site plans and explain the rationale for their site selection.