Dutch library awarded public library of the year 2018
1 October 2018 / Project news
School 7 in Den Helder, Netherlands wins the 2018 IFLA award
35 libraries from 19 different countries applied for the prize and the winner was announced at the annual meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The award is presented to a library that is newly built or housed in buildings not previously used as a library. Applicants are assessed on six different criteria and the winner is the library that best combines open, functional architecture with new digital solutions, local culture and sustainability. The award is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize.
School 7 was chosen for its unique combination of old and new architecture. The building, a 100-year old school, has stood empty for a long time before it was turned into a library.
The library is now accessible to all the different groups within the larger community.
We congratulate School 7 on this prestigious prize and are proud to have supplied library furniture for this successful library.