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Granthagara Library Design 2023 Result Announcement

© Berkay Kadakal, Tolga Kaya, Beyza Nur Öncel

Celebrating the Fusion of Tradition and Innovation in Rural Library Design.

In a world where digital accessibility often overshadows the significance of physical spaces, Archiol Competitions took a pioneering step in 2023 by launching the Granthagara Library Design Competition. Aimed at envisioning a library tailored for rural landscapes, this competition sought to harmonize local tradition with contemporary design, encapsulating community aspirations within the timeless spirit of a knowledge hub.

The response to this call was nothing short of extraordinary, as submissions poured in from diverse corners of the globe. Each entry illuminated the boundless possibilities inherent in rural library design, ranging from designs harmonizing with agrarian landscapes to those embracing cutting-edge sustainable technologies.

We are thrilled to unveil the top three designs that stood out for their innovation, sensitivity, practicality, and visionary approach. These winning projects not only represent architectural structures but also engage in meaningful dialogues with the land, the community, and the very essence of what a library symbolizes.

Top 3 Designs:


Team: Berkay Kadakal, Tolga Kaya, Beyza Nur Öncel

Country: Turkey


Team: Jun Lyu, Shiyu Yu, Minghao Xu, Peng Peng

Country: China


Team: Adwait Ambekar, Neha Malani, Navya Malu

Country: India

These winning designs epitomize the essence of the Granthagara Library Design Competition, blending creativity with practicality, and tradition with modernity. Each project is a testament to the enduring importance of libraries, especially in rural settings where digital access may be limited, but community bonds are profound.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to every participant for their invaluable contributions. Through their designs, they have emphasized the lasting relevance of libraries in an era dominated by rapid digital transformation. These creations remind us that knowledge, while universal, is deeply rooted in the narratives, memories, and aspirations of a community.

As you explore the showcased designs in this collection, we invite you to rediscover the enchantment of libraries – the quiet corners, the rustling pages, and the worlds that unfold between the covers of a book.

In conclusion, the Granthagara Library Design Competition stands not only as an architectural endeavor but also as a resounding affirmation of our dedication to knowledge, community, and the timeless dance between the two.

Congratulations to all the participants, and a special acknowledgment to the visionary teams behind the top three designs!

Check the complete results by clicking the link below:

Warm regards,

Team archiol


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