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Design: Barna Architects
Our focus for the design of the Bamiyan Cultural Center was to find the right form of integration from an ecological perspective, for this reason it is indispensable to understand the local inhabitants’ lives and their connection to the environment.
This design received the Grand Prix of the international contest “Zodchestvo” in Moscow and Tatlin’s award (one of the most prestigious architectural awards in Russia).
Maria Grazia Cutuli Primary School, Herat, Afghanistan, design by various architects: this building has been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2013.
Arzu, which means “hope” in Dari, is an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that helps Afghan women weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them steady income and access to education and healthcare by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave.
The construction of the Afghan museum celebrates the richness of Afghanistan’s cultural heritage and the spirit of its peoples. In a nation devastated by war, the wealth of its cultural background and the spirit of its peoples are embodied here.
The new design of the National Museum of Afghanistan will be a landmark for Kabul. The country whose ancient heritage as the ‘Crossroads of the Ages’ is embodied in its collections of approximately 100,000 objects.
Hardly a week goes by without Afghanistan appearing in the media in one way or another. Most recently the focus has been on provinces that are being placed back under the control of the Afghan government, and issues of peace and security are at the forefront.