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The book space

On the occasion of its XI edition, the International Book Festival Taobuk, in collaboration with the Architecture & Design magazine Abitare announces a competition for the realization of a small temporary architecture within the urban context of Taormina. The resulting architectural structure will express, throughout space and shape, sign and language, the unique relationship between the place and the book,

between the reader and the special inner space dedicated to reading. It will be a small structure, able to express the value of urban center and the Taobuk contents that bear an international dimension and aim at the same time at reiterating the strong connection with the intrinsic character of the city of Taormina.

GET INVOLVED

Are you an Architecture or Engineering student? 

Participate individually or with your work group in the international competition of ideas,
do not miss the opportunity to carry out your project.

YOU HAVE TIME UNTIL 04/19/2021

MEDIA PARTNER
TECHNICAL PARTNER

SCOPE

The following is asked: the design of a small spatial structure as a place to read and stay. The artifact shall be
installed in a significant spot of Piazza IX Aprile, with the aim of establishing a precise, topological and spatial relationship with the urban landscape, the place and its preexistence.

The dimensions shall not overcome 2.50 x 2.50 m. in plan and shall be 5.00 m. high maximum. The structure shall be traversable and shall allow (inside or outside) one or more persons to sit and read as well as
the keeping of some books.

JURY

Foto

GIANFRANCO TUZZOLINO

PRESIDENT OF THE JURY
ARCHITECT, UNIVERSITY OF PALERMO
sara banti

SARA BANTI

MANAGING EDITOR ABITARE
HELENA JANECZEK

HELENA JANECZEK

WRITER
evelina santangelo

EVELINA SANTANGELO

WRITER
Fran Silvestre

FRAN SILVESTRE

ARCHITECT UNIVERSITAT
POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

ANTONELLA FERRARA

PRESIDENT OF TAOBUK

GIOVANNI FRANCESCO TUZZOLINO

ARCHITECT AND PROFESSOR

PINO FALZEA

PRESIDENT CONSULT SICILIAN ARCHITECTS

ALI ABU GHANIMEH

PRESIDENT FORUM INTERNATIONAL MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTS

SAHAR ATTIA

ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO, EGYPT

EXECUTIVE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

PAOLO DE MARCO

COMMITTEE COORDINATOR, ARCHITECT

ANTONINO FILIPPELLO

EFFEZONE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

GIANNI GERACI

ARCHITECT

VINCENZO PALUMBO

ARCHITECT

ODETTE RIGANO

ARCHITECT

MARIA TERESA SAPIA

ARCHITECT

PRIZE AWARDING

The selected projects will be published on the magazine Abitare.

The winner (or the winning group) will be involved in the realization of the work and will be invited within the framework of Taobuk Event, to take part to the special panel to be held with the participation of prominent personalities of the architecture and literature world.

HAVE YOU COMPLETED THE PROJECT?