Zhiyuan Library 2021

Zhiyuan Library 2021 – International Charitable Architectural Design Competition for College Students

Submission: July 08, 2021
Registration: June 08, 2021
Language: English
Location: Yanyuan County Minority Middle School, Liangshan
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Concept


The Design Competition brings the diversified design concept in the school and the developing areas, sharing the high-quality resources and supporting the educational poverty alleviation. Through the building construction and the subsequent supplementary service, it will bring more diversified learning experience space in rural areas. It is required to design a library for public welfare in Yanyuan County Minority Middle School, Liangshan, with an architectural area no more than 50 square meters (area calculation according to the national regulations), and the maximum height of the building is 6 meters (based on the building level zero). The architecture design and surrounding landscape design are both required.

The main features of the competition are charitable, college students and construction”, aiming at improving the practical ability of college students, through the integrated realization of architectural design to deepening construction. At the same time, we encourage college students to use their profession to serve the society and inherit the light of public welfare based on the competition.

Design background in 2021

The site selection of Zhiyuan Library was proposed by Southwest University for Nationalities and managed by Zhiyuan Charity, coordinated and supported by Yanyuan county government and Yanyuan cultural tourism bureau, it was implemented in Yanyuan County Minority Middle School. Nationality and regional culture are the uniqueness of the 2021 design competition.

Yanyuan county is located in the boundary between Sichuan and Yunnan. In addition to the Han nationality, there are 21 multi-ethnic populations including Yi, Bai and Naxi. Yanyuan County Minority Middle School is on the outskirts of the county, surrounded by ethnic minority villages, it is the core component of local education and culture.


Full-time students in the department of architecture, including undergraduates and postgraduates majoring in architecture, urban planning, landscape and environment art. Individual and group are all allowed, each group with 1-5 participates and 1-2 instructors.


First prize (1 winner): 15,000 yuan (tax included) the selected design will be assist in detail design and building up.
Second prize (2 winners): a prize of 10,000 yuan (tax included), a certificate of award, and additional scientific awards
Third prize (3 winners): a prize of 5,000 yuan (tax included), a certificate of award, and additional scientific awards
Outstanding Instructors Award: (3 people) a certificate of award.
Internet Popularity Award: (10 people) a certificate of award, and will be given the volunteer opportunity to join construction in the later stage.
Excellent Team Award: (several) certificates of awards.


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