Via Cividale 471, 33100 Udine, Italy
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Bamiyan Cultural Centre
Bamiyan Valley
Overlooking the majestic Buddha cliffs our proposal for the Bamiyan cultural centre is the creation of a timeless architecture perched over the Bamiyan valley. The form of the building created provides a portal to the surrounding landscape, connecting the visitors to the lower valley and beyond. The overriding concept has been to provide a unique experience to the approaching visitor. As one arrives at the building from the upper area, the geometric folded form of the vaulted bricked roof allows the visitors to be channelled inside the centre, to be gently led into a unique transcendent environment, an ageless sheltered light perforated space. Once inside the visitor is led towards the light, with a shielded glazed façade which makes use of the building’s orientation to present a diffused soft light.