Granthagara Library | Design Competition

Submission: 10th August 2023,
Registration: 31st July 2023,
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open



Archiol Competitions has organized this first edition of the Granthagara – Library design competition to understand the possibilities of library design in rural areas.

“I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture. Tadao Ando

Education helps in acquiring knowledge, which helps in personal growth, mental and emotional. Education is important in life as it helps everyone develop a good perspective of looking at the world and our society. It helps us to get new ideas and explore new ideas. Despite its importance, education is still inaccessible in remote locations around the world. The first step to education is reading and libraries are the resources of books, which encourage reading and acquiring knowledge. Libraries provide areas for studying with study materials.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” –  Jorge Luis Borges

This competition aims to bring forward design ideas for libraries in rural areas. A place where children and adults can access knowledge. A place that promotes self-learning and provides a growth opportunity for rural communities.

“To create, one must first question everything.” Eileen Gray


This competition aims to understand the possibilities of library design in rural areas.

Design :

  1. A library for 100 users.
  2. Site selection: Participants are to choose a site in a rural context for the proposal, wherever they feel accessibility to knowledge may change the existing circumstance. Site area to be decided by the participant.
  3. Define how people interact with the proposed design in graphical representation. 
  4. Name your library.

“Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance.”Rem Koolhaas.


  • This competition is open to all.
  • You can participate individually or as a team (Maximum 4 members in a team)

Submission Requirements:

  • Design sheets (2 -5) – jpeg. / jpg. format. (30×30 cm)
  • Design description with a title  (Min. 300 words) – docx. / docs. Format


Registration deadline:  31st July 2023


  • AR1: APR 3 – APR 14
  • AR2: APR 15 – APR 24
  • AR3: APR 25 – May 04


  • SR1: MAY 05 – MAY 19
  • SR2: MAY 20 – JUN 04
  • SR3: JUN 05 – JUN 19
  • SR4: JUN 20 – JUN 25


  • LR1: JUN 26– JUN 30 
  • LR2: JUL 01 – JUL 15
  • LR3: JUL 16 – JUL 31

Submission Starts:  28th June 2023

Submission Ends: 10TH August 2023

Result Announcement: 10th September 2023


Winners (X3): Certificate of achievement + Publication + Interview

Honourable mentions (X3): Certificates + Publication 

Shortlisted entries (X10): Certificates 

*All the certificates will be attested and e-format.



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Granthagara Library Design 2023: https://www.archiol.org/competitions/granthagara-library-2023


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