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.’
Bamiyan Cultural Centre, Main Public Hall
If one were standing at the cafe, they could ascend along the perimeter of this atrium up to the library passing under the Bamiyan Stair Bridge , remaining outdoors. The ‘Bamiyan Stair Bridge’ is our notion of a physical connection between guests who visit this complex to view a performance, and those who have studied and practiced to perfect their skills in realizing a cultural event and then present that event to the public. The bridge connects these two groups. Descending the bridge one can see into the Performance Hall and, if the stage doors are open, onto the valley below.
The entrance to the building, situated on the highest level of the complex and thus provides security with a commanding centralized location, leads directly to the Bamiyan Stair Bridge and into the Auditorium, or splits on it’s flanks to two smaller stairs that lead into the courtyard atrium space. Alternatively, from the entrance, one can move to the left balcony overlooking one of the exhibition spaces and then proceed down a series of ramps into this space. From this exhibition space, one can either enter directly into the library or at the other end move into the other exhibition space providing the option that an individual can stay indoors for the main public components., leaving the Tea House and Retail Space being the only venues that must be accessed from the exterior of this main building complex, so they can control their opening hours.
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