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The National Museum of Afghanistan Competition— Afghanistan

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

Location
Afghanistan
  • Night Shot

    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,

  • Courtyard

    The inspiration for the design was Decoding Architecture vocabulary for the facades and openings.

  • Backyard garden

    Backyard garden overlooking some of the galleries and library .The inspiration for the design was Decoding Architecture vocabulary for the facades and openings.

  • Day Shot

    The goal for the courtyard is to reinterpret it as urban public space and as a domestic family space. 

  • Interior Shot

    Interior impression showing the Early-Islam exhibition space

  • Interior shot

    Internal impression at the passage leading to the gallery of the Contemporary artifacts.

  • Interior shot

    Imprission showing the Islamic garden courtyard and the contemporary court from an internal view

  • Interior shot

    Impression of the War and peace memoral ending by the holly inscriptioon of symbioses

  • Day shot

    Impression from the backyard garden indecating the neighbourhood experiance

  • Ariel View

    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.

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