Little Free Libraries® are installed in front yards, community centers, and public spaces all over the world, acting as book exchanges and neighborhood hubs. There are nearly 40,000 of these structures
worldwide—connecting people and supporting literacy.
Chronicle Books, Little Free Library, and AIASF are inviting international architects, designers, students, and book lovers of all kinds to rethink this unique structure, and solve some problems identified by stewards—the neighborhood heroes who care for them.
We will use this information to inform a design competition
300 submissions from 40 countries later, here are the winners:
Design a Library, Build a Community
Chronicle Books' Choice
Owlie by Bartosz Bochynski of FUTUMATA London, England
Rachel Murdaugh of Clark Nexsen
Asheville, North Carolina
Tree of Knowledge by CIRCLE
(Ryo Otsuka, Lin Zihao)
Collective Good + Gramming for Good
Project H Design
Todd H. Bol
Little Free Library
Brett Randall Jones
David Baker Architects
San Francisco Team
Renée Elaine Sazcı
Princeton Architectural Press
AIA San Francisco
Awards (You May Submit to One or Multiple)
A library of architecture books worth $300
Steward Challenges Include...
Steward Dreams Include...
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