Client: Government of Afghanistan
Afghanistan has been devastated by three decades of conflict. The rich cultural heritage of the Afghan people needs to be displayed in a new national museum that would serve to unite the diverse peoples of the area. Our design promotes regional harmony and displays artifacts going back 3000 years. The building uses traditional materials and construction methods that have been used over the centuries. We felt it was essential to provide a sense of ownership to the local craftsmen and builders who would participate in creating this monumental structure.