It is the fairy tale par-excellence. It is one of the stories that mostly influenced culture and international imaginary over the last two centuries: Pinocchio.
The puppet destined to become a boy made adults and children of all generations dream. From Disney’s interpretation to various film adaptations, the adventures of Pinocchio have travelled around the world. This tale comes from a remote and picturesque corner of Italy: Collodi. Thanks to the precious activity of the homonymous Foundation, Collodi is getting ready to inaugurate a new chapter of international notoriety and importance.
In fact, 2018 will be a crucial year for the project “Collodi Capitale Europea dell’Infanzia” (Collodi European Childhood Capital). It is an ambitious program of the Collodi Foundation and the Italian Government that will build- in the sites of the fairy tale- the largest theme park inspired by Pinocchio ever built. The 250.000 m2 intervention will include installations, attractions and a library dedicated to all the fairy tales that made the childhood of dozens of generations magic (Alice, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, the Little Prince among others).
In this context, YAC is delighted to present Pinocchio Children’s Library. Through the collaboration of the Collodi Foundation- this competition gives designers the opportunity to create an unprecedented project. They are given the opportunity to design the first and largest children library inspired by the fairy tale of Pinocchio. This library will have to be the image and the materialization of childhood dreams for millions of visitors who will visit the park.
Which will be the house to safeguard the most important fairy tales in the world?
How to define a child-friendly space destined to be the most prestigious fairytale library at international level? These are the questions that Pinocchio Children’s Library asks designers. It invites them to go back to the magic horizon of fairy tales and stories. Only by let the project taking them back to their childhood, designers can rediscover the sense of wonder and fantasy necessary to design a refined place.
A place built to play and have fun but above all grow up and learn. A place that displays the noble project of the Foundation: to build the future society by nurturing the most powerful and endless childhood resource: imagination.
YAC thanks all the designers who will take part in this challenge
Thomas van Gaver, Julien Hubert, Guillaume Dorne, Lucas Gomez, Alberto Morao, Marco Digrandi
Gierbienis + Poklewski
Marcin Gierbienis, Damian Poklewski-Koziełł
De Oliveira Castro Arquitectos
Roberto De Oliveira Castro, Karen Velásquez, Carlos Miguel Enriquez, María Isabel Garzaro, Mayra Lucía Juarez, Anya María Recinos, Carmen Ana Pacheco, Rodrigo Flores
Alessandra Rampazzo, Marcello Galiotto, Serena Comi, Gino Baldi
Francesco Borghi, Sara Tusberti
Shan Jin, Wu HuiTing, Xu WeiDa, Hu JinGui
Maxime Lécuyer, Lola Krähenbühl
Michał Starzyński, Hanna Podladowska
Shahar Glass, Liad Sandmann, Simon Barazin
Reseke Andersen Architects
Simon Reseke, Henrik Andersen
Tyler Sharp, Gladys Cheung
Ljilja Brajkovic, Sanja Bokic, Aleksandra Kracunovic, Jelena Djurovic, Nemanja Curcic, Marco Majnik
Studio Italo Rota
Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design
Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi
Dida - University of Florence
Politecnico di Milano