Register: APR/07/2019, Submit: APR/10/2019, Eligibility: University students; individually, teams with any number of members which can be from different countries, cities and universities, Fee: 50 EUR (JAN/14 – FEB/10/2019), 75 EUR (FEB/11 – MAR/10/2019), 100 EUR (MAR/11 – APR/07/2019); +22% VAT, Awards: 1st Prize 7,000 EUR, 2nd Prize 5,000 EUR, 3rd Prize 3,000 EUR, 10 Honorable Mentions, 30 Finalists Mentions
Libraries are one of the most fascinating architectural examples of the history of mankind. As the library of Alexandria and the more recent masterpieces of contemporary architecture, the library has always been the center of collection of collective memory. It has always been the place where human experiences could be preserved, crystalized, made eternal. They could be passed on from ancient to new generations. In a way, the library has to do with eternity. It connects thoughts and experiences beyond space and time. It does so because it is a place, which human beings build in order to draw from the experience of their predecessors. It also does so because first of all the library is a great information collector. Up to date, history has been passing on such information through the union of paper and ink: books.