[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 19/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 19/24

Summer/Winter: The main exterior circular form surrounding the auditorium, called the exterior atrium, has hanging banners during the summer to provide shade which can be removed during the winter months, or changed depending on the venue…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 18/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 18/24

In the classrooms, there are two ‘floor to ceiling’ windows to allow students to take in the views, but positioned to both not be a distraction during class and to allow natural light to graze the two end walls, maximizing the interior illumination… Read more

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 17/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 17/24

Exhibition:  With a variety of entry points, our proposal lends itself to a variety of venues, both permanent in the Main Exhibition Hall or temporary in it’s sister Exhibition space.

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 15/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 15/24

Multi-purpose Auditorium, Acoustics: It is important to note that special care was taken acoustically to design a space that would have world class acoustic qualities, including echo traps…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 14/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 14/24

Construction Method Auditorium: While the walls may be built of either reinforced concrete or a steel skeleton, the roof will consist… Read more

[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 12/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 12/24

Multi-purpose Performance Hall: Our goal is to make a structure that can accommodate a variety of performance types for the Bamiyan River Valley…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 10/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 10/24

Secondary Entry Point. At the end of the great lawn is a secure access point to allow entry and exit during large festivals or gatherings of locals who may walk to the venue from the lower valley via the bridge crossing…  Read more