How do you usher a traditional library into the 21st century?

To celebrate the Emirate of Sharjah’s designation as a UNESCO World Book Capital, we joined forces with Injazat, Alkemy and Foster + Partners to create the House of Wisdom, imbuing spaces with an integrated digital experience across countless touchpoints.

From robotics to facial recognition, interactive stations and totems, and a “book espresso machine” to print and bind books on demand, every facet of the physical realm was brought to life through a complete digital experience enclosed in a powerful app.

House of Wisdom reinterprets the classic library, expanding it to a place for meeting, learning and growing. To do so, it was essential to bring together the design of physical spaces and phygital touchpoints.

Sigurdur Thorsteinsson

360° design for an integrated experience

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