Varna Library – Design Competition
Location: Varna, Bulgaria
Architects: Hanieh Alizadeh, Mahmoud Ganji, Mahdi Rabie
Project year: 2017
The Municipality of Varna and the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria – Varna invited Bulgarian and foreign architects in an open international architectural competition for a new building of Varna Regional Library.
The competition aimed to collect under one roof the library's collection, now spread in 6 different buildings, and at the same time to create a new and active public space in the centre of the city. Participate.
The new library is expected:
• To create an entirely new public space in the city
• To offer new and adaptive environment for reading and learning
• To collect in one building the scattered fund of 866 000 library items of Varna Regional Library and to secure additional space for 400 000 new
• To provide for a comfortable working process of all traditional library activities
• To become an attractive place and a good alternative to spend your free time,even for people who don’t traditionally use libraries
• To become a successfully integrated part of the neighboring urban fabric and tooffer a distinct architectural identity at the same time​​​​​​​