Enlighten the future of libraries, Student design Competition 2012

With the steady advent of new technologies, libraries are becoming more urbanized, collaborative community spaces as well as massive repositories of online data and information. Children, students, and professionals alike utilize libraries as learning platforms; integrating world knowledge, science, history, and technology. The idea of the conventional library as a storehouse of information might become obsolete as traditional books are becoming converted into digital archives.

Enlighten the future of libraries Student design Competition 2012

Society is evolving into a Digital Age and embracing new technologies such as downloadable books and devices. Because of this one, one might question what the future library will look like. As awareness of technology grows, new-age libraries should simultaneously grow to accommodate its users. This public center should reach all generations and enable them to learn, interact, and engage with individuals from various cultural and economic backgrounds from all parts of the world.

Not just a quiet, mundane room to sit and read books, libraries will become a place of enlightenment; focusing on learning, natural lighting, and sustainability in both urban and rural communities. This competition will challenge students to investigate and design a public library utilizing Kawneer’s high performing products -including entrances and framing systems, windows, and curtain walls. For example, the designer can specify the new InLighten Light Shelves used in tandem with Versoleil SunShades, and OptiQ Ultra thermal Windows to allow for a more open, smart and sustainable atmosphere.

Registration Deadline: OCTOBER 14, 2012
Submission Deadline: NOVEMBER 29, 2012

Total prize value of $7,725.00

There is no entry or submission fee required to participate in the competition for AIAS members. There is a $10.00 submission fee for non-members per entry.

Effective October 1, 2010, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has announced that approved Design Competitions can now count towards core hours of the Intern Development Program (IDP).

It is the responsibility of the student submitting to the design competition and their mentor to determine whether or not their submission meets the expectations and requirements for IDP credit.


More details at: kawneer.aias.org