Future Library competition

CODE is a business unit of YAC – Young Architects Competitions, wich is an international network of professionals aiming at enhancing architecture research and young designers’ skills. Since 2013, they have been organizing several competitions joined by hundreds of designers based in more than 100 countries. The contests promoted until today have been supported by several international academic and professional partners (Zaha Hadid Architects, Libeskind studio, Crab studio, UNIBO, La Sapienza, IUAV, UNL, CNA, Aires Mateus, Shigeru Ban Architects, New York Department of City Planning, Domus Academy, C.N.A.P.P.C. and many others).

FUTURE LIBRARY is a competition that challenges designers and architects from all over the world to use their creativity to design the learning spaces of the future and support the technological new vision of the University of Genoa, in Northern Italy.

There will be a total amount of 15,000€ in prize money for the awarded proposals and the jury of the competition gathers outstanding international personalities like Cristian Hammerle (Snøhetta), Aser Gìmenez Ortega (MVRDV), Fedele Canosa (MECANOO Architecten), Giancarlo Mazzanti (El Equipo Mazzanti). 

Future Library  is expected to be a moment of significant international participation for combining extremely interesting topics and a well-esteemed Technical Committee.

For further details, please read the brief of the competition and have a look at the links below:

– CODE’s official website

– CODE’s Facebook page



The competition is banned by the University of Genoa.
Rector: Paolo Comanducci
General Director: Cristian Borrello


Carmen Andriani, Architectural design
Maurizio Canepa, Director of the Department of Physics
Filippo De Mari, Member of the Board of Directors Unige
Riccardo Ferrando, President of the Library of the School of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences
Giovanna Franco, Architectural Technology (coordination)
Stefano F. Musso, Restoration (coordination)
Paolo Raffetto, President Ordine Architetti PPC Genova.
Marcella Rognoni, Director of the University Library System
The scientific technical committee performs the function of project management and pre-evaluation of applications.

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