National museum of Afghanistan - Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan history as reference
CLIENT: Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture and National Museum of Afghanistan
The project for the New National Museum of Afghanistan derives from the idea to interpret in a contemporary way the Afghan tradition, as well as to integrate it in the surrounding landscape.
Therefore, the edifice possess a double nature: the facades engage in a direct dialogue with the existing mountains, in terms of local materials and colors, while the interior refers to the traditional representative places in the afghan culture.
The prevailing idea was that the Museum embed in a single building the characteristics of the Afghan city, also due to the dimensions of the intervention. In this way, the museum appears like a piece of the overall symphony of the city and the visitor experiences it through consecutive sequences of spaces, telling the history of the Afghan culture, as if he is walking through the urban fabric of Kabul or another common Afghan city.