Tainan Public Library Design Competition

Submission: January 21, 2016
Registration: January 21, 2016
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Tainan, Taiwan
Prizes: 1st Prize: Design Contract, 2nd Prize: NTD $350,000, 3rd Prize: NTD $150,000
Type: Open


The Tainan City Government invites all domestic and international teams to take part in the Design Competition for Design and Construction Supervision Service of Tainan Public Library Project, which is going to be an important construction of Tainan’s cultural development. 

The current Tainan Municipal Library is located on Gongyuan N Road. Since Tainan County and Tainan City merged, the Tainan Municipal Library can no longer satisfy an increasing population. There should be a foresighted planning for the future library’s function and its role of the city.

The Tainan Public Library is going to be located in the old site of the Yongkang Artillery School. The area of the construction site is over 15,000m² with a building coverage ratio of 60% and a floor area ratio of 250%. The estimated floor area required of the library is approximately 35,000m². The budget of construction contract is approximately NTD$1,462,000,000 (excludes the cost of air pollution control, public arts, external services connection fees, IT facilities of the library and the office automation furniture). The Service Fee for this procurement (Design and Construction Supervision Service) is calculated with a fixed percentage of 6% of the Total Construction Cost. 

The library is expected to accommodate at least 600,000 collections and 1,000 categories of magazine. It is also anticipated to include a compact storage of 400,000 volumes, a public service area, as well as an operation and management area. 

We sincerely welcome all domestic and international excellent architecture teams to participate in this design competition. Let’s build the Tainan Public Library, which will provide a place for the citizens to enjoy reading and digital services, receive diverse education and take part in urban leisure activities.

Type of Competition: Open tendering; please refer to tender document for further information.

Reward: Second Prize: NTD $350,000 Third Prize: NTD $150,000

Qualification: – For further information, please refer to official website http://www.tnplcp.com.tw/ or tender documents

Competition Timetable (Taiwan Local Time): Estimated dates only; actual dates are subjected to the tender documents

November 17, 2015 – January 20, 2016: Public announcement and call for proposals
January 21, 2016: Deadline for submissions
January 22, 2016: Tenderer qualification review
February 2-3, 2016 – Evaluation/Jury session

Go to the competition’s website