THE BAMIYAN VALLEY
Client : Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture
Status : Completed
Service : Architecture competition
The area is considered to be of outstanding natural beauty and is a collection of areas of architectural, archaeological and cultural significance.
Responding to its unique landscape the design innovatively responds to the context of these arched Buddhist niches, Islamic domes and traditional courtyard typology. The design integrates the spatial, environmental and technical dimensions to produce a new cultural symbol. New highly technical skill sets are developed through this project while the existing intangible skills are kept alive by using them as ascents and embellishments to the design.