Entries for 2019 Australian Library Design Awards now open
Entries for the second Australian Library Design Awards (ALDAs) are now open.
There are four categories: public libraries, academic libraries, school libraries and special libraries. There will also be an ALIA Members’ Choice award, voted for by ALIA Members.
Entries can be for new buildings, refurbishments or major renovations. Each entry will be judged against the same set of criteria and there will be the option for the judging panel to make special awards where there are several outstanding entries in one category.
Any library in Australia, recently built, renovated or refurbished (work completed between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018) can be entered for the awards. However, pop ups and temporary spaces are ineligible.
Nominations will come from libraries and their organisations, with support from the architect and/or other design professionals.
Entries close 30 September, and the shortlist will be announced in December 2018. For more information, click here.