A museum as a symbol of Afghani Culture achievements, survival, and preserve.
The objective of the museum is to collect, conserve, study, educate, and exhibit artifacts representing
The design worked under the following principles:
1- A balanced approach incorporating both the tangible and non-tangible heritage
2- Inclusive of all local ethnicities
3- Showing pride in local history and offering a statement of survival
4- A socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable design
5- Security of premises, people, and collections
6-Offering a dialogue between the traditional Kabul urban fabric and surrounding post-colonial urban fabric.
Year : 2012
The main idea is based on symbiosis, the museum is a statement towards unity, feelings of belonging, and pride in a shared heritage. The design encourages the visitor to explore, interact, and learn about heritage of all types,
The inspiration for the design was Decoding Architecture vocabulary for the facades and openings.
Backyard garden overlooking some of the galleries and library .The inspiration for the design was Decoding Architecture vocabulary for the facades and openings.
The goal for the courtyard is to reinterpret it as urban public space and as a domestic family space.
Interior impression showing the Early-Islam exhibition space
Internal impression at the passage leading to the gallery of the Contemporary artifacts.
Imprission showing the Islamic garden courtyard and the contemporary court from an internal view
Impression of the War and peace memoral ending by the holly inscriptioon of symbioses
Impression from the backyard garden indecating the neighbourhood experiance
The landscape is inspired by the historic gardens of Bagh-i-Babur. The gardens provide a space for contemplation, as the plants are distributed to resemble the famed Afghanistan carpets, using local indigenous plant material.
The walks around the landscape provide the visitor with opportunity to see ancient and contemporary sculptures, which is part of the landscape. Part of the landscape is reserved for large gatherings.
The entry to the museum offers contemplation on local history and achievement and suggests a new narrative of victory.
A visitor may visit the permanent exhibitions only, while another may be coming to attend a lecture, and a third may only want to drop by the library for research.