DAR Al-Uloum Public Library Competition


Sponsor: Abdulrahman Al Sudairy Cultural Centre,
Type: International, open, one-stage
Location: Sakata, Al Jouf Region, Saudi Arabia

Fee: none
Eligibility: Team leaders must be a licensed architect in their country of registration
Language: English
15 April 2018 – Registration deadline
30 May 2018 – Submission deadline
1st Prize – 50,000 USD + contract
2nd Prize – 37,500 USD

3rd Prize – 25,000 USD

Design Challenge
The redevelopment of the existing Dar Al-Uloum Public Library and surrounding campus located in Sakaka, Al Jouf Region. In addition to bringing the library up to date in terms of programming and services, the aim is to connect the currently isolated facilities located on the site to form a holistic campus. The themes of connectivity and efficiency should be carried throughout the design proposals in order to maximize the community and educational spaces and consolidate collections. Energy efficiency and sensitivity to cultural and human comfort are additional factors that the schemes shall address in technically and economically feasible proposals.
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