Architectural Design Competition

Information Kiosk – Competition

Architectural Design Competition

Information Kiosk

Informational kiosks have a rich history dating back to ancient times, with examples ranging from ancient Greece to the Ottoman Empire. Today, these kiosks serve as cultural and tourist information centers, providing valuable information to visitors and locals alike.

The project outlined here is based on three essential concepts: aesthetic, constructive, and functional. These concepts are interlinked and work together to create a sustainable building that serves the needs of its users.

The aesthetic concept is designed to showcase the identity and cultures of all ethnicities in Kosovo, creating a comprehensive project that symbolizes the new Kosovar identity. The Information Point is designed to stand out and serve as a symbol of the region's cultural and ethnic diversity.

The constructive concept focuses on using materials that activate the local economy and support small and medium enterprises. The project uses wood, metal, and alucobond to create a building that is both durable and aesthetically pleasing. The design also allows for future expansion, with the possibility of adding an extra showroom to the existing 8m² information point.

From an economic standpoint, the construction cost of an Information kiosk is estimated to be between 4,000 and 4,500 Euro.

The functional concept unifies the constructive and aesthetic concepts, creating a building that serves as an information hub for tourists while also symbolizing the culture and diversity of the region. The basic idea of the project is to represent the ethnicity of people nationwide and bring them together under one roof.

Overall, this project is an excellent example of how design concepts can be interlinked to create a sustainable and functional building that serves the needs of its users while also supporting the local economy and culture.