And the winner of the 3rd IFLA Green Library Award 2018 is…

(17 July 2018) The winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2018 is Foshan Library for the project submission “Foshan Library’s Green Practice”, located in Foshan new city, which is a key area for the construction of a sponge city [cities designed to soak up floodwater] in the province of Guangdong, China.

One reviewer found: “The Foshan Library is a culturally significant building in harmony with the prevailing landscape, and which delivers a compelling architectural vision that pays homage to the cultural and artistic history of the region. The library and its services are strengthened by a powerful commitment to sustainable principles which extends to the architectural design, building materials, management, and staff commitment to continuous improvement and community education. The library presents an impressive array of engaging and inspiring green programs for its community.”

The award will be presented at the World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Session 153b, Special Presentation of Awards Session, held on Monday, 27 August 2018, 12:45–13:45, Expo Pavilion.

Read the detailed press release.

Read the announcement from Foshan and see the photographs here.