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.
To celebrate and embrace the heritage and culture is what this project is about, thus, to provide a place for this to happen in a setting that can accommodate very large crowds…
The Sculpture: besides being a symbol for this cultural center and of these people, physically having two connotations… Read more
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
Our cultural center composition takes advantage of this unique hill-top peninsula overlooking the Bamiyan valley below by affording every interior space a view…
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
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…
One human standing on this earth can change the world.
Together, we can change everything for the better of all.
The site location: With a commanding peninsula overlooking the entire valley, this site lends itself to making the most of these spectacular views… Read more