Construction on the new library building in the University Quarter will finish in 2022. The facade will be covered by a facade screen measuring 10 metres in height and 50 metres in length. Send in your idea for this screen which must be related to the Humanities, 31 May at the latest.
You can now contribute your idea for a theme to be integrated into the technical design of the new library’s facade screen. The screen will be installed in front of the windows of the new-build part of the library, on the side of the Nieuwe Doelenstraat and Binnengasthuisstraat. MVSA Architects will incorporate your idea, sketch or reference image into a technical design for the screen pattern. The winner, upon implementation of the design (see also the terms and conditions), will win everlasting fame and a lifelong right to borrow books from the university library.
Send your facade screen idea, along with an explanation on no more than one A4-size sheet to email@example.com. You can also send any questions to this email address.
A jury, consisting of a delegation of users of the University Quarter and the architect, will assess the entries after 31 May and announce the winner. The architect elaborates the highest rated theme in a technical design. The theme will be submitted to the UvA's Executive Board for decision-making after the summer. The technical design, including the approved theme, is then submitted to the Spatial Quality Committee of the municipality of Amsterdam for final implementation.