[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 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 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

[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