Czech National library competition has a great success

16th May was a day, when Czech National Library started a competition for best design and realization of a new National Library building. The competition is international, each authorized architect or designer must propose his presentation in English and a competition is anonymous. It was expected that three hundred architects would compete at least.

But the number is much bigger. It is 760 project 6th July. The closing date was planned at the beginning of October, but it a registering ended two weeks ago. 70 per cents of projects is from Europe, 13 per cents is from Asia and also from America. Some project also arrived from Africa and Australia.

First round will be decided at the end of October. The head of a jury is reputable British architect Zahou Zihad. Second round will contain eight best projects. The winner will be ceremonially announced 3th March 2007.

Read more about the winner of the competition.

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