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schmidt hammer lassen architects - Public Library of the Year Award open for entries

Danish design studio schmidt hammer lassen architects has partnered with the Danish Agency for Culture to launch a new civic building award as an offshoot of the Model Programme for Public Libraries. schmidt hammer lassen architects - Public Library of the Year Award will be presented in Lyon this August at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions annual conference.

Morten Schmidt, senior partner at schmidt hammer lassen architects notes: “Modern libraries are one of the most important platforms for exchanging knowledge. As opposed to information found on the internet, the knowledge that arises through collaboration and exchange between people in a library is of particular significance. That is why it is crucial for library architecture to support collaboration and create spaces that invite people to meet.”

The evaluation will take place on the basis of an overall assessment of six criteria: How it has involved the public and users; accessibility and interplay with surroundings; flexible functions that are adapted to user desires; architectural quality; digital communication in the building; and the architecture’s interplay with local culture.

The six criteria are described in more detail on the Model Programme’s homepage.

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