The Zenopticon

WINNER of Archi-Hack: Panopticon


Archi-Hack: Panopticon


The Zenopticon


Name:  Satvika Kedia

Instagram: Satvika_Kedia 

Nationality: Indian

Institution / Company:  School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

Name: Kush Bhansali

Instagram:  kush_bhansaliii

Nationality: Indian

Institution / Company: School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

The ‘Zenopticon’ integrates the concepts of knowledge access and productivity within a single architectural framework. 

This innovative design merges the functionalities of a traditional library with those of a modern workspace, fostering an environment of continuous learning and collaborative work. 

The panopticon structure enables efficient supervision and observation of activities, promoting a sense of accountability and focus among users. 

It maximizes natural light and open spaces, enhancing creativity and well-being. This dual-purpose facility encourages interaction, knowledge sharing, and interdisciplinary collaboration, facilitating both individual study and group projects. Overall, it redefines the conventional notions of library and workspace design, inspiring innovation and productivity.

Jury Comments

The new proposed use is concerned with knowledge access and assembles essential values. The drawing reflects clearly those proposal’s importances with high graphic quality.” -Mariela Mezalira

“in a historical moment in which there is a tendency to transform concepts into dystopian visions, I like that someone thinks positively and transforms them into projects that allow ‘human growth'” -Francesco, CAGE Architecture


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