[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 20/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 20/24

The Climb:  This proposal embraces the idea that one needs to ‘make the climb in order to accomplish anything in life’ and as such this is an experiential composition.

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 16/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 16/24

The Library is positioned on the highest point of the exterior circular Atrium space and it’s public areas are facing this atrium and of course the views of the valley and cliffs beyond…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 13/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 13/24

Exterior Atrium: Besides the banners, each wire figure surrounding the auditorium takes on the shape of a traditional bread stove…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 8/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 8/24

The Atrium, a special outdoor space which surrounds the auditorium with it’s wire sculptures and hanging banners, provides access to all public spaces, including the cafe at the lowest level, both exhibition spaces and the library…
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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 5/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 5/24

Color: We take the natural dull ochre color of the surrounding mountains and local built structures and enhance it by saturating this color into a golden braised surface… Read more

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 3/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 3/24

One can think of all the primary public spaces as being organized around a circular courtyard ‘open-air atrium’, including the the Auditorium which is also connected via the ‘Bamiyan Stair Bridge.’ Read more