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Design Competition for Cleveland Public Library’s new MLK Jr Branch in University Circle

Submission: November 27, 2017
Registration: November 24, 2017
Language: English
Location: Cleveland, USA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Cleveland Public Library is inviting qualified domestic and international professional design firms to submit their qualifications for architecture and engineering services to participate in a design competition for the construction of an iconic and architecturally-innovative new branch library that will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood, this new branch library will replace an older, outdated building, better serving the community by its location on a major transit route and by providing flexible space that meets the needs of nearby residents.

The new MLK Branch will become an integral part of a large, residential and commercial mixed-use project at the confluence of four distinct neighborhoods and districts: the Hough and Fairfax neighborhoods, the University Circle educational and cultural district, and the vast Cleveland Clinic hospital campus. This offers the Library a unique opportunity to create a library design that sets the tone for the larger development project that will serve as a gateway amongst these distinct neighborhoods.

• RFQ responses due by November 27, 2017 (see full explanation of the selection process timeline on the attachment)
• 3 Finalists will be paid a $20,000 stipend to develop and present a design concept for the new MLK Jr library branch

To obtain a copy of the complete Design Brief and Request for Qualifications, register at the Cleveland Public Library website at https://cpl.org/2017-mlk-rfq/

Go to the competition’s website