The Bamiyan Cultural Centre

open international architectural design project competition

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consegna entro il 22 gennaio 2015

L'UNESCO e il Ministero dell'Informazione e della Cultura dell'Afghanistan hanno lanciato un concorso di architettura internazionale invitando architetti, ingegneri, designer e studenti a sviluppare una proposta per il Centro Culturale di Bamiyan.

UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan, with the generous financial support of the Republic of Korea, are implementing a project to build the Bamiyan Cultural Centre. The Centre will be located near the boundary of the World Heritage property, the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley. The purpose of the project is to promote heritage safe-guarding and cross-cultural awareness, and thereby contribute to the broader aims of reconciliation, peace-building and economic development in the country.

This is an open international architectural design project competition conducted in one stage, organized according to the UNESCO-UIA Standard Regulations for International Competition in Architecture and Town Planning.

The Bamiyan Cultural Centre will be a cornerstone in efforts to preserve culture, promote research and build community around culture, in order to build cohesion in a fractured cultural context. The Centre will provide space for archaeological and ethnographic artefacts from across the country and serve as a multi-purpose state-of-the art cultural complex and research facility. The building will provide adaptable space that can be used for variety of culture-related purposes, ultimately benefiting many stakeholders across a wide demographic.

Critical Principles of Design:
- Create an innovative design.
- Create a vital centre for the cultural community of Bamiyan allowing individuals to commune and share ideas.
- Integrate the Bamiyan Valley view into the building design and create a positive visual impact on the Cultural Landscape of Bamiyan Valley.
- Integrate an environmentally conscious design, which in the Bamiyan context should consider locally resourced materials, climate and efficiency.
- Connect to the historical context of the World Heritage property

The competition is an open call for proposals based on an anonymous design submission. Architects, engineers, designers and students can develop and submit a proposal for the Cultural Centre in Bamiyan, as individuals, companies or joint ventures. One team member must be a licensed / registered architect.

Participation in the competition is free and is open to all without restriction of country of origin.

The proposal call is scheduled to open on 15 November 2014 and the deadline for submission of designs is 22 January 2015, 23:59 (GMT). Project implementation will start immediately after the winning design is awarded and is expected to be completed within 24 months with a budget of 2.5 million USD.

- winning entry: 25.000,00 USD
- 4 runner ups: 8.000,00 USD

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