bamiyan museum competition

bamiyan . afghanistan

concours / competition


avec / with Julie Charbonneau, architecte

renderings Julia Manacas + Maxime Lefebvre

Inspired by the magnificent Hindu Kush mountains across and the now empty large Buddha niches, this project simultaneously carves into the upper plateau as well as symbolically extends the mountain. The resulting monolithic earthen project recalls both the ancient Buddha caves as well as traditional Afghan structures that emerge from the mountain such as the nearby Shahr-i-Ghulghulah.