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View All 1,070 Entries for UNESCO’s Bamiyan Cultural Centre Competition Online

View All 1,070 Entries for UNESCO’s Bamiyan Cultural Centre Competition Online
View All 1,070 Entries for UNESCO’s Bamiyan Cultural Centre Competition Online, Winning Entry: Exhibition Space. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
Winning Entry: Exhibition Space. Image Courtesy of UNESCO

Last month the UNESCO office in Afghanistan, in collaboration with the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture, announced the winning design for the Bamiyan Cultural Center. An Argentina-based team, led by Carlos Nahuel Recabarren alongside Manuel Alberto Martínez Catalán and Franco Morero, was selected from 1,070 design entries from teams in 117 different countries. Now, all of these submissions will be posted in an online gallery on the Bamiyan Culture Centre website for the next three months. “The competition achieved beyond expectation and contributed to portray a new and positive image of the culture sector in Afghanistan. This exhibition aims to showcase the extraordinary effort that the architectural community and each and every applicant put into this competition,” writes UNESCO.

With generous financial aid from the Republic of Korea, the culture center will be built on land adjacent to the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of Bamiyan World Heritage property. The center aims to promote art, history, music and community interaction. When evaluating the submissions the seven-member jury focused on “design principles emphasizing innovation, community needs, environmental consciousness, sustainability, and connection to the natural and cultural landscape of the Bamiyan Valley.”

Read on after the break for a round-up of images from some of the most interesting, unusual and unique proposals. You can search by ID number, Team Leader or Country to view the full project board with descriptions, renders and plans on the online gallery.

BCC2947 Team Leaders: Lorenzo Baldini, Omar Baldin; United Kingdom, UK. Image Courtesy of UNESCO BCC2445 Team Leaders: Jinhee Park, John Hong; USA. Image Courtesy of UNESCO BCC1692 Team Leaders: Jérôme Chiarodo, Julien Gougeat; France. Image Courtesy of UNESCO BCC2031 Team Leader: Gilbert Berthold, MArch; Austria. Image Courtesy of UNESCO + 16

BCC2788 Team Leader: Dan Choi, Dan Choi; USA. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2788 Team Leader: Dan Choi, Dan Choi; USA. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2828 Team Leader: Gilles Retsin; United Kingdom, UK. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2828 Team Leader: Gilles Retsin; United Kingdom, UK. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2031 Team Leader: Gilbert Berthold, MArch; Austria. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2031 Team Leader: Gilbert Berthold, MArch; Austria. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2947 Team Leaders: Lorenzo Baldini, Omar Baldin; United Kingdom, UK. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2947 Team Leaders: Lorenzo Baldini, Omar Baldin; United Kingdom, UK. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2565 Team Leaders: Luca Battisti, Pavel Rak; France. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2565 Team Leaders: Luca Battisti, Pavel Rak; France. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2445 Team Leaders: Jinhee Park, John Hong; USA. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2445 Team Leaders: Jinhee Park, John Hong; USA. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC1692 Team Leaders: Jérôme Chiarodo, Julien Gougeat; France. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC1692 Team Leaders: Jérôme Chiarodo, Julien Gougeat; France. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2483 Team Leader: Nicolas Gustin, Maxime Rousse; Norway and Japan. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2483 Team Leader: Nicolas Gustin, Maxime Rousse; Norway and Japan. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC743 Team Leaders: Matevz Granda, Nina Granda; Slovenia. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC743 Team Leaders: Matevz Granda, Nina Granda; Slovenia. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC1976 Team Leader: Ko Nakamura; Japan. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC1976 Team Leader: Ko Nakamura; Japan. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC479 Team Leader: Alireza Sakha; Iran. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC479 Team Leader: Alireza Sakha; Iran. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC1463 Team Leader: Ali Andaji Garmaroodi; Iran. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC1463 Team Leader: Ali Andaji Garmaroodi; Iran. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2169 Team Leaders: Jorge Valcarcel Cavalle, Lihao; China and UK. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC2169 Team Leaders: Jorge Valcarcel Cavalle, Lihao; China and UK. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC521 Team Leaders: Branislav Redzic, Dragan Ivanovic; Serbia. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC521 Team Leaders: Branislav Redzic, Dragan Ivanovic; Serbia. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC524 Team Leaders: ALBERTO MORELL SIXTO, ISMAEL AMAROUCH GARCIA; Spain. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
BCC524 Team Leaders: ALBERTO MORELL SIXTO, ISMAEL AMAROUCH GARCIA; Spain. Image Courtesy of UNESCO

View all of the entries on the online gallery here.

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Cite: Katie Watkins. "View All 1,070 Entries for UNESCO’s Bamiyan Cultural Centre Competition Online" 18 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/610819/view-all-1-070-entries-for-unesco-s-bamiyan-cultural-centre-competition-online/> ISSN 0719-8884