[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 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 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 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 9/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 9/24

A cultural center has a unique opportunity to bring people of diverse backgrounds together to appreciate a culture. For this proposal we bring together the rich culture of the Bamiyan people of Afghanistan in one complete composition that embraces the culture, the landscape and the core beliefs all humans share, in physical form.

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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 2/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 2/24

A place for these people, for their culture, for their place…

Situated along the sites’ natural slopes, our Bamiyan Cultural Center proposal takes in the beautiful views of the Bamiyan valley in the historical rich part of Afghanistan…
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