Tatiana Keskevich, Eugene Liashuk, Viktor Kolesnikov
Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan
Create space for dialogue and experience share and emphasizing the importance of cultural landscape.
• Environment integration. Simple prism volume embedded into existing landscape with curved roof
that connects ground levels. Natural terrain penetrates into the building and forms interior layers.
• Cultural landscape exposure. The key feature of the project is the glass wall oriented towards Bamian Valley that makes it cultural background for interior space and highlights context of the place. The upper part of the roof turned into observation point.
• Circulation strategy. The central staircase is the main communication axis with access to every level of the building and forms direction of future expansion. Interior exhibition levels connected with ramps that make it accessible for disabled. Curved roof allows free circulation between ground levels.
• Sustainability. Photo voltaic cells are to be located on the parking roof and will supplement the buildings electricity requirements. A water recycling system will be utilized to collect and store rainfall from the roof. The rain water will be recycled for use in lavatories. Natural ventilation and hybrid ventilation will be used.