Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Colaborators: A001 / Eduardo Gorozpe
Team: Emelio Barjau, Ma. Jose Lopez Romo, Ma. Dolores Robles, Marcell Ibarrola, Jorge Alcantar, Christian Morales & Montserrat Escobar
Designed by BNKR Arquitectura and A001, their proposal for the new National Museum of Afghanistan turns to the Afghan people for their version of history. Through an eloquent architectural plan and a daring museographic concept, the integration of a new building into the site in Kabul offers a whole new reading of the Afghan History through its ethnic and archaeological treasures, intertwined with multiple multi-sensory strategies. More images and architects description after the break.
As an architectural project, it offers a solid, safe space for knowledge to be shared, but most of all, for knowledge to be born; the building, simultaneously, integrates itself into the general landscape due to its comprehensive use of local materials and mimesis of the orographic patterns and stands out in the Afghan landscape due to its cutting edge design, strategic location and discoursive proposal. Set in a 47,725 square meter site, the new National Museum of Afghanistan is placed in a strategic place for high impact innovation. A metaphor of a mountain as a distinguished place for obtaining knowledge and a resource for national protection, the main buildings structure holds its ground as a monumental representation for Afghan history and its possible future.