The founder and principal of El Equipo de Mazzanti will be judging this year’s inaugural AR Library awards
El Equipo de Mazzanti is an architecture practice focused on urban transformation and based in Bogotá, currently collaborating with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners on a mixed-use development in the Colombian capital. Mazzanti’s work is socially-conscious, actively seeking to create links between architectural object and wider context: public space, community life, and infrastructure networks.
The three black monolithic volumes he designed atop the Santo Domingo hill for the Parque Biblioteca España remain the symbol of Medellin’s urban transformation. Built 11 years ago, this ‘Library Park’ was the first instalment in a series of projects combining educational facilities and public space in the city’s most deprived and dangerous neighbourhoods.
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Mazzanti has lectured globally and taught at Princeton University, the Harvard GSD and Columbia. His work has been recognised with numerous awards, including the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in Paris as well as prizes received at the XX Colombian Architecture Biennial, the Panamerican Architecture Biennial, and the Ibero-American Biennial.
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Early bird deadline: 27 July
Entry deadline: 21 September
The AR Library awards celebrate creativity in buildings for books built in the last five years. This is your chance to be recognised on the global stage as a leading designer of exceptional libraries. All entries will be reviewed and 15 houses will be shortlisted by the panel. The judges’ top six will be visited by an AR critic before a decision is made on the winner. All finalists will be published in the AR’s December/January issue, with the winner featuring on the cover.
Entries for AR Library are open until 21 September. Perfection is not required: we’re seeking future-leading, ingenious and inventive ideas that push the type forward, whatever the scale and construction cost.