Little Free Library Design Competition

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Overview

We are inviting architects and designers to rethink this unique structure, and solve some problems identified by stewards—the neighborhood heroes who care for them.

Category Other Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Product
Country United States
Registration Deadline 11 November 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 11 November 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
Little Free Libraries® are installed in front yards, community centers, and public spaces all over the world, acting as book exchanges and neighborhood hubs. There are nearly 40,000 of these structures worldwide—connecting people and supporting literacy.
Chronicle Books, Little Free Library, and AIASF are inviting architects and designers to rethink this unique structure, and solve some problems identified by stewards—the neighborhood heroes who care for them.
- Distinctive architectural style
- Considers to the needs of stewards
- Addresses a specific environment
- Plans will be contributed to the LFL community archive
- Inspires the feelings of surprise + delight
- Must be able to accommodate a Little Free Library charter sign
- Must hold at least 25 books
- Only for Chronicle Books Choice: Must be able to Flat Pack into a carton. Final product cannot weigh (when packed) more than 42lbs (19kg). Materials must be environmentally conscious.

Jury
Chronicle Books Design + Production Team
- Snøhetta, San Francisco Team
- Todd H. Bol, Little Free Library
Christina Jenkins, Project H + Girls Garage
Dan Cohen, Collective Good + Gramming for Good
Brett Randall Jones, David Baker Architects
Kevin Lippert, Princeton Architectural Press

Prize
-Stewards Choice (Chosen by the Little Free Library Community)
-Judges Choice (Chosen by the judges, listed below)
-Chronicle Books Choice (Chosen by the Chronicle Books team, and the design could be considered for large-scale production)
A library of architecture books worth $300
Production of your design to give to a community in need
(Chronicle Books Choice only) You design could be produced large-scale to serve communities around the world

Entry Fee
None

Organizer
Chronicle Books, Little Free Library, and AIASF

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