Packaging design for Peruvian Chocolatier, Death by Xoko.
BAMIYAN CULTURAL CENTRE
Second Prize competition, selected among 2000 entries Location: Bamyian, Afghanistan Client: UNESCO, UIA Collaborator: Graham Baldwin Year: 2015
The project is composed by a series of carved out rammed earth walls that emerge from the ground. The rich materiality of the walls reflects the landscape, fusing the monolithic forms with the environment. Each wall is abstract in form and defined only internally by a series of carved out niches, enclaves, passages and services that serve as the infrastructure for the cultural centre. The architecture in between is open, maintaining views over the Bamiyan valley, and framing discourse between programmatic adjacencies. This architecture lends itself to the living walls and the clives where the Buddhas once sat. The facade are rammed earth inhabitable walls that merge with the landscape.