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CHP - København New Modern Library (INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION OF ARCHITECTURE)
CHP - København New Modern Library (INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION OF ARCHITECTURE)
CHP - København New Modern Library (INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION OF ARCHITECTURE)
CHP - København New Modern Library (INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION OF ARCHITECTURE)
CHP - København New Modern Library (INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION OF ARCHITECTURE)

CHP - København New Modern Library (INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION OF ARCHITECTURE)

Copenhagen, Denmark
COPENHAGEN NEW MODERN LIBRARY In Latin Copenhagen is still called “Hafnia” - which was the first name of the settlement about 1000 years ago. Copenhagen has since grown and turned into a modern international metropolis with 1.8 million inhabitants - but is still a historical and cultural City. Just like in one of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairytales - where the ugly duckling turns into a beautiful swan - which is the national Bird of Denmark. This little story ends with reference to several global surveys that show how the Danes considered themselves to be the happiest people in the world. Since the turn of the millennium, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure. Apart from being the national capital, Copenhagen also serves as the cultural hub of Denmark and wider Scandinavia. Since the late 1990s, it has undergone a transformation from a modest Scandinavian capital into a metropolitan city of international appeal in the same league as Barcelona and Amsterdam. The City of Copenhagen offers you 20 libraries - a main library and 19 branch libraries - located throughout the city. For the citizens of Copenhagen libraries are a true point of encounter and exchange. The library is a fundamental building the culture of this city. København - New modern library Competition wants to launch the challenge of determining a new model of library 2.0, which also reflects the traditions and customs of the citizens of Copenhagen. Copenhagen - Culture and tradition One of the fundamental aspects of Danish culture is “hygge”, a concept closely related to “coziness”: relaxing with good friends or loved ones, often while enjoying good food and something to drink or creating a more friendly atmosphere by lighting a few candles. A love of or need for hygge is an important part of the Danish psyche. Hygge is usually inadequately translated as “coziness.” This is too simplistic: coziness relates to physical surroundings — a jersey can be cozy, or a warm bed — whereas hygge has more to do with people’s behavior towards each other. It is the art of creating intimacy: a sense of comradeship, conviviality, and contentment rolled into one. Friends meeting in the street might say that it has been hyggeligt to see each other, and someone who is fun to be with can be called a hyggelig fyr, when he would hardly be described as a “cozy fellow.” The truly emotive depth of the word hyggelig is best captured by considering its opposite, uhyggeligt, which means anything from cheerless through sinister to downright shocking and grisly. THE LIBRARY * The new Central Library will be much more than a traditional library. It will be a dynamic entity comprised of the physical spaces themselves as well as technology, library collections, staff, cooperation partners and clients. Libraries are no longer being thought of as a musty, silent holding area for books. Instead, technology is paving the way for libraries to emerge as a digital repository of information, gaming areas, and community centers. Create a space that emphasizes natural light, sustainability, education, and community while representing a new understanding of what the future of a library will be. The new library should meet the following requirements. • responds to the challenges posed by the unique location and positions itself consistently in relation to its environment • high architectural quality • a form and language that reflects the functions which includes • high-quality functional and technically and spatially flexible framework for cutting-edge and adaptable library operations • eco-efficient SITE AREA ** In terms of both the cityscape and its symbolic significance, the New Modern Library will be located in the very centre of Copenhagen, the area that includes the old port of Nyhavn. The new building will be located near to the royal residences and in front of the Copenhagen Opera House. This area of the city has great historical significance (Hans Christian Andersen lived in a house along the Nyhavn Canal) and architectural, with the various interventions of some of the most important names in international architecture. The site, about 1700 square meters, is currently occupied by a parking lot for buses. One of the main features of the area is the presence of the waterfront, where the citizens and tourists like to walk, wich arrives at the statue of the Little Mermaid, the symbol of the city. Another important aspect is the presence of the building designed by Henning Larsen from the canal opposite side. The Opera House is one of the most important buildings from the architectural point of view of the whole city. • Participants can change or supplement functional program and dimensions if they think it is necessary. Functions and dimentions are approximate. • Height of the library must not exceed the height of the nearby building • Team can consider empty the site area. Trees or any other elements that now is located inside the project area can be considered as well not exist. TOTAL: 1.700 mq TOILETS + CIRCULATION = 30% of 1.700 mq AROUND 30% OF THE SITE AREA MUST BE USED AS A GREEN AREAS. ELIGIBILITY * Students, architects, engineers, and designers are invited to participate to this competition. Admissions will be accepted for individuals as well as teams. Teams should be made up of no more than five members and can be multidisciplinary. TEAMS CAN HAVE MEMBERS OF DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES AND, IF STUDENTS, THEY DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE TO STUDY IN THE SAME CENTER. The registration fee are for teams and not for each participant or member of the team. Each team may submit only one project proposal that corresponds to the amount paid. The submission of more than one project proposal may be made only after the payment of an additional fees. The projects submitted are considered by the author that logs in to the Site and enter this competition. Every copyright infringement will be punished with immediate disqualification, excluding any compensation for the registration fee. Signing up at awrcompetitions.com and participating in the contest, you are accepting the “General Rules” and the “Terms of Use” of awrcompetitions.com. The works reached out of time will be excluted. Awards are intended for teams, regardless if the participation is by individuals or groups. The prize includes bank commissions and taxes. IT IS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED THE PARTICIPATION TO THE COMPETITION OF A JURY MEMBER, A RELATIVE OR A PERSON OR BODY CONNECTED PROFESSIONALLY TO THE JURY. PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION IMPLIES FULL ACCEPTANCE OF THESE RULES. AWARDS * First Prize 1500 € Second Prize 1000 € Third Prize 500 € + 3 honorable mentions Each winning project will be published on different scientific magazines and on several architecture blogs and websites, national and international. Winners and Honorable mentions will be published on the Website awrcompetitions.com. Awards are intended for teams, regardless if the participation is by individuals or groups. The prize includes bank or paypal commissions. For all other information please see “General Rules” and “Terms of Use” sections on the Website awrcompetitions.com SCHEDULE ** July 1, 2014 Promotional registration July 15, 2014 Promotion registration deadline July 16, 2014 Special registration begins Question period is open September 5, 2014 Special Registration Deadline September 6, 2014 Early Registration begins October 6, 2014 Early Registration Deadline October 7, 2014 Late Registration begins November 7, 2014 Late Registration Deadline November 20, 2014 Project submission deadline November 23, 2014 Jury meeting - Evaluation period begins December 10, 2014 Winners’ announcement AWARDS 3000€ CALL FOR ENTRIES * Team will be registered between July 01, 2014 and November 07, 2014 and all projects, without any exception, will be delivered no later than November 20, 2014. Promotional Registration Jul 1, 2014 - Jul 15, 2014 € 40 Special Registration Jul 16, 2014 - Sep 5, 2014 € 50 Early Registration Sep 6, 2014 - Oct 6, 2014 € 75 Late Registration Oct 7, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014 € 100 Fees are per team. Once the registration phase is complete, the fee will no longer be refundable under any circumstances; the only exceptions are described in the “Terms of Use” section on the Website www.awrcompetitions.com.
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