Hyde Park Library Competition

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Hyde Park Library Competition

Winners of Knightsbridge Architecture Contest, UK – archasm architectural prize

29 Apr 2017

Hyde Park Library London Winners

Hyde Park Library Competition Winners

This architecture competition run by archasm generated 378 registration.

Hyde Park Library London winning design:

Hyde Park Library London Winner | www.e-architect.co.uk

Competition Brief

The aim of the competition is to erect a public library in Hyde park, London that would promote reading culture among the general public and visitors.

• The library should be a freestanding structure and exemplary urban form that will change the rigid outlook of libraries. The architecture should be inviting and informal, being able to connect with the general public in whole. The library be fluid and dynamic spatially, being in coherence with nature. The aesthetic quality, materiality, volume and form should add vitality, beauty and a sense of identity to the space, paying respect to context and surrounding environment. The library should be constructed of easy-to-maintain light and durable materials, introducing elements of transparency, light, nature and activity in the overall building concept.

• The library should be able to re-invent itself programmatically by introducing new ways of and incorporating digital technology into its already existing ways and methods of learning. The spatiality of the library should be re-interpreted from boring and pragmatic interiors to some innovative, interesting and flexible typology of reading spaces, furniture, interior arrangements etc. The participants’ should focus on creating an experience for the user in the library space that will stimulate the mind to stay and spend time for longer periods.

• The competition seeks to create a 21st century ‘library in a park’ paradox that will incorporate the social factor in an anti-social built form like a library. It should further become a useful prototypical public resource and an architectural landmark within the park that would even attract non-readers to visit the place.

Competition Organiser
Archasm

Jury Panel
• Terry Pawson, Principal Architect, TPA, London
• Pouya Zamanpour, Partner, London-Atelier, London
• Adrian Welch, Editor, e-architect.co.uk

HYDE PARK LONDON | WINNERS

FIRST PRIZE – Seounghyun Cheon, Jihyeon Min (South Korea)

Hyde Park Library London Winner | www.e-architect.co.uk

The proposal appears at first to be a conventional architectural response to the brief and its parkland setting. However, within its orthodox exterior, the building creates a ‘hidden world’; a new park with an apparently infinite horizon and endless bookshelves. Like the experience generated reading a novel, a new “boundless” world is unveiled by the imagination that is not limited by physical size or location.
-Terry Pawson

Hyde Park Library London Winner | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London Winner | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London Winner | www.e-architect.co.uk

An inspirational concept, learning outdoors amongst the trees. The 10m high Atrium space has a glass ceiling to let in light, and retains existing trees – which would need pruning if they got close to the roof! Grass is shown on the floor surface, in practice this would be difficult to maintain once trafficked, however the overall feel of the design intent is light-filled and natural.
-Adrian Welch

Hyde Park Library London Winner | www.e-architect.co.uk

SECOND PRIZE – Agata Balikowska (Poland)

Hyde Park Library London 2nd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London 2nd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London 2nd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

The proposal makes a clear and rational separation between finding, storing information and the act of reading. The way that the park flows through the site with the grid of park benches, creates an interesting relationship with the random disposition of the trees and the soft curves of the glass enclosures. The strict imposition of the grid interestingly has nothing to do with the underlying physical structure of the building, but seems to give an unusually strict spatial structure to the act of reading within the informality of the park.
-Terry Pawson

Hyde Park Library London 2nd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London 2nd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London 2nd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London 2nd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

An elegant series of curvilinear glassy pavilions, surely inspired by Toyo Ito and SANAA. The parkland forms have a good relationship with the water and each other. By day, depending on glass types, they will be much less transparent, though the choice of a night-time images is beguiling. Much of the programme is below ground in a more rational, efficient envelope.
-Adrian Welch

Hyde Park Library London 2nd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

THIRD PRIZE – Miriana Kostova, Bernd Bartoz Jan Wroblewski, Daniel Lechler (Germany)

Hyde Park Library London 3rd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London 3rd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London 3rd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Rather than imagining the library as a single place, this design proposes a series of discreet locations where the individual (or small group) is hidden from the outside world within a private physical space created by the externally mirrored boxes. This architectural concept makes an analogous reference to how an individual relates directly and in a very private way with the contents of a book rather than its external physical presence.
-Terry Pawson

Hyde Park Library London 3rd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

A delightful, subtle response that doesn’t provide a building per se but a series of smaller points of learning threaded between the trees. In practice this proposal would need robust detailing to counter vandalism. The project works around the context rather than imposing upon it.
-Adrian Welch

Hyde Park Library London 3rd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London 3rd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Hyde Park Library London 3rd prize | www.e-architect.co.uk

Competition Schedule
• Start of Competition and Early Registration: 1st December 2016
• Early Registration ends: 28th February 2017
• Standard Registration starts: 1st March 2017
• Deadline for Questions: 10th March 2017
• Standard Registration ends: 30th March 2017
• Closing day for Submissions 31st March 2017
• Announcement of Winners: 24th April 2017

Awards
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:
First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate
Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate
Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate
10 Honorable mentions
Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.

Winners
FIRST PRIZE: Seounghyun Cheon, Jihyeon Min (South Korea)
SECOND PRIZE: Agata Balikowska (Poland)
THIRD PRIZE: Miriana Kostova, Bernd Bartoz Jan Wroblewski, Daniel Lechler (Germany)

Honorable Mentions
HPL1161C: Sofia Cherif-Messaoudi, Francesca Rufrano (Belgium)
HPL1770B: Carolina Kerner, Ostap Nenych (Poland)
HPL4501K: Ana Maestu (Spain)
HPL8123A: John Breske, Kristen Too, Neal Barber (United States of America)
HPL8830Y: Jules Gauffeny, Lucas Fontaine (France)
HPL9261H: Stefano Lardera, Eugenia Bolla (Italy)
HPL49503: Ivana Miskeljin, Marko Todorov, Milenko Radovic (Serbia)
HPL85333: Bogdan Chipara (Sweden)
HPL84705: Poonam Pal, Pooja Suresh, Snekha Natraj (India)
HPL2594L: Rama Dwiwahyu, Erin Damayanti (Indonesia)

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previously on e-architect:

20 Nov 2016

Hyde Park Library London

Hyde Park Library Competition

archasm invites architects, students, engineers, designers, artists and philosophers to send in their entries for this architecture competition.

• Idea based competition
• Single stage competition
• Team of maximum three members
• No professional qualification necessary for eligibility
• Teams can be interdisciplinary

London literature’s labyrinth of ‘lost souls’ is one of the favourite settings for writers/poets/scientists/thinkers and intelligentsia, who have nurtured the city into the greatest hub of intellectual revolution. One of the greatest living cities of the planet, London has had the biggest global influence on the socio-economic and cultural landscape of the world. London has been the influence and subject of various literary figures like Shakespeare, Keats, Milton, Byron, Dickens, Newton, Arthur Doyle, George Bernard Shaw, PB Shelley, Chaucer, Virginia Woolf, JK Rowling etc. to name a few. It has been the greatest hub for the development of arts, science and the great English Literature.

Hyde Park Library Competition

London has a great reading culture among its residents, who like to drown into their books looking for some respite from the fast paced metropolitan life. The city is home to great libraries like the British Library, Westminster Reference Library and London Library to name a few. Libraries all over the world have had a great impact on the society and people. Creating and providing an outlet for technological advancements, introducing and nurturing cultural artefacts, supporting the rise of various religions and helping to maintain a sense of historical structure, they have managed to help communities survive and thrive via numerous artistic outlets.

The earliest known library was a collection of clay tablets in Babylonia in the 21st cent. B.C. The extensively catalogued library of Nineveh was the most noted before that at Alexandria. With time, more and more patrons started coming up with libraries until the modern age, when internet was invented and digital revolution swept away the aura and essence of libraries. Libraries are no longer the convenient source of information and have seen dwindling engagement among people. The book culture is on the decline and so is thought and originality. Internet may have been a boon but it also serves incomplete information, curbs thought process and encourages plagiarism.

Hyde Park is one of the largest parks of London and one of its royal parks. Spread over an area of 325 acres, it is one major attraction for the people of London who flock here every day to relax, have fun and savour the natural environment.

The aim of the Hyde Park competition is to erect a public library in Hyde park, London that would promote reading culture among the general public and visitors.

• The library should be a freestanding structure and exemplary urban form that will change the rigid outlook of libraries. The architecture should be inviting and informal, being able to connect with the general public in whole. The library be fluid and dynamic spatially, being in coherence with nature. The aesthetic quality, materiality, volume and form should add vitality, beauty and a sense of identity to the space, paying respect to context and surrounding environment. The library should be constructed of easy-to-maintain light and durable materials, introducing elements of transparency, light, nature and activity in the overall building concept.

• The library should be able to re-invent itself programmatically by introducing new ways of and incorporating digital technology into its already existing ways and methods of learning. The spatiality of the library should be re-interpreted from boring and pragmatic interiors to some innovative, interesting and flexible typology of reading spaces, furniture, interior arrangements etc. The participants’ should focus on creating an experience for the user in the library space that will stimulate the mind to stay and spend time for longer periods.

• The Hyde Park Library Competition seeks to create a 21st century ‘library in a park’ paradox that will incorporate the social factor in an anti-social built form like a library. It should further become a useful prototypical public resource and an architectural landmark within the park that would even attract non-readers to visit the place.

Schedule

• Start of Competition and Early Registration: 1st December 2016
• Early Registration ends: 28th February 2017
• Standard Registration starts: 1st March 2017
• Deadline for Questions: 10th March 2017
• Standard Registration ends: 30th March 2017
• Closing day for Submissions 31st March 2017
• Announcement of Winners: 24th April 2017

*Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm – 00:00 IST (India).

Awards

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:
First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate
Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate
Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate
10 Honorable mentions
Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.

Registration

Early Registration:
From 1st December 2016 to 28th February 2017
• For Indian nationals- INR 1500 (per team)
• For Foreign nationals- EUR 60 (per team)

Standard Registration:

From 1st March 2017 to 30th March 2017

• For Indian nationals- INR 1800 (per team)
• For Foreign nationals- EUR 80 (per team)
Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure gateway on our website www.archasm.in

Discount

Group discounts apply for a minimum of 5 teams from one particular architecture school/university as our initiative to promote more participation from students.
Send the following details at queries@archasm.in to avail the offer.
• Names of all the participating teams members and their respective team leaders.
• Name of the university.
• School ID proofs of the team leaders.

Note:
It will not be possible to amend or update any information relating to your registration including the names of team members once validated.

Regulations

• Participant teams will be disqualified if any of the competition rules or submission requirements are not considered. Participation assumes acceptance of the regulations.
• Team code is the only means of identification of a team as it is an anonymous competition.
• The official language of the competition is English.
• The registration fee is non-refundable.
• Contacting the Jury is prohibited.
• archasm as the competition organizer, reserves the right to modify the competition schedule if deemed necessary.

Terms and Conditions

Please see the terms and conditions section on www.archasm.in.

Competition project disclaimer
This is an open international competition hosted by archasm to generate progressive design ideas. There are no plans for the Hyde Park Library to be built. The competition is organized for education purpose only.

Other details
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