На конкурс принимаются идеи по созданию библиотеки в лондонском Гайд-парке, которая будет побуждать к чтению, – современной, нестандартной, интересной. Здание библиотеки должно быть не только эстетически привлекательным, но и гармонировать со своим зеленым окружением. Внутреннее пространство также необходимо продумать таким образом, чтобы посетителям было комфортно проводить за книгами длительное время.
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.