Public Library of the Year Award


A new award with the name ‘schmidt hammer lassen architects – Public Library of the Year Award’ is awarded by the Model Programme for Public Libraries with the architectural firm schmidt hammer lassen architects as sponsors. This Award is open to public libraries worldwide.

The award is DKK 25,000, which will be given to the winning municipality and presented for the first time in August 2014 in connection with the annual conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in Lyon, France.

The library must have been completed during the period  during the period 1 January 2012 through 15 June 2014. The definition of a new library in this connection is a library that has been newly built from scratch, or a library that has been set up in premises that have not previously existed as a library.

Nominations must be submitted before 12.00 pm CEST (midnight) on 3rd of august 2014.

Any questions may be directed at Danish Agency for Culture: Chief Adviser Jonna Holmgaard Larsen