(134) KABUL. 2012

(134) KABUL. 2012

The proposal for the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul draws its inspiration from Islamic architecture. In this way, the articulation of the halls is based on the system of cells of Qala Iktyaruddin Citadel in Kabul (330 BC), where the vaulted brick spaces follow an elementary spatial matrix. The project reintroduces the walled-in nature of Al-Ukhaidir Fort in Iraq, as well as the possibility of following up with subsequent extensions of a geometric-construction system like that of Cordoba's Mosque.

DATA SHEET. Location: Kabul, Afganistán. Architect: Emilio Tuñón. Client: Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture.Collaborators: Jesús Vassallo, Coco Castillón, Andrés Regueiro, Carlos Brage. Main consulting firms: J.G. Asociados. Renders: Estudio AGraph. Model: HCH Models. Competition date: June 2012. Total gross floor area: 16,600m².
AWARDS. Second prize international competition.