Little Library | A digital library in a remote town

Little Library | A digital library in a remote town


Brief for the competition “ Little Library” is to design small-scale library that can serve as a medium of knowledge and is able to boost community development.

A library is an educational medium that not only sheds and informs us through knowledge but also encourages its users to grow and share ideas. It gives a safe platform to get lost as well as find yourself.

In today’s context, how can we inculcate this culture with the help of architecture?

Shakotan is a remote town in Hokkaido with no public or other libraries. To visit one the people have to travel to Hokkaido.

How can a small-scale digital library enrich the community of Shakotan?

Can spaces provide easy accessibility and multifunctionality to do so?

The library space should be optimized for not more than 90 users.



  • Affordable: The design should induce affordability and spaces of easy access.
  • Compact and Digital: The library should be compact with provisions of new digital trends.
  • Lean: Must be most resourceful and multifunctional by least amount of consumption.
  • Universal: The model must be universal, which the community can replicate.


For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
This is a design idea challenge only. There is no built commission/realization associated with the problem.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: February 07, 2022
Submission Deadline: February 08, 2022
Winner Announcement: April 07, 2022

About the Organizer

Unfuse serves as a unit for Uni in the field of Architecture. It intends to break the fusion of traditional design barriers and methodologies by making it a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas in architecture, urbanism, society, culture, and ecology. It is a research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers from all domains to explore ideas that go beyond the boundaries of architectural discipline and enrich our built environment; thereby opening up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought at a global level.



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