16,000 sqm 18,000 sqm Level B1 to Level 3 18m Kabul, Afghanistan Concept National History Museum
Building Description Site Area :             Total Building Area :       Floors:                           Height :                          Location :                           Status :  Type :                          
Design Concept: Afghanistan’s   culture   that   abides   in   the   country   was   much   ruined   and   deserted.   Its   new   museum   to   catch   up the   lost   richness   and   its   cultural   asset   is   necessitated   to   give   hope   and   inspire   people   in   that   region.   Finding this   design   chance   as   a   way   to   bring   the   lost   heritage   back   to   the   present,   the   major   concern   for   the architecture   was   not   only   about   the   collections   but   also   emotional   realm   of   space   that   requires   a   place   to give a rest and the joy of the nature in its heritage safe and secured. Our   Architectural   design   was   initiated   to   express   the   culture   as   if   it   has   been   with   its   heritage   for   centuries and   centuries   by   emphasizing   whose   characters   are   natural   environment,   richly   enormous   sculptor,   open valley of mountain and bright sun lights that penetrate through patterned frames of the exterior walls.
Design Description: Design   of   the   new   museum   is   very   much   challenge.   The   most   difficult   one   is   about   that   there   is   almost nothing   to   start   through   the   context   of   the   current   environment.   Ruined   desert   is   the   major   element. TheeAe's   Design   team   has   to   find   a   way   to   start   to   bring   this   vague   situation   turning   into   a   landmark.   The heritage   and   its   cultural   asset   from   the   past   was   the   key   to   relate   the   existing   ruined   nature.   We   have believed   that   the   existing   ruins,   yet   it   provides   the   future   of   Afghanistan   are   to   create   the   spaces   that   convey characteristics of architecture of Afghanistan.  From   the   outside   facade   materials,   it   is   simply   designed   with   each   patterned   wood   frame   in   individual exposed   concrete   box   unit.   The   exposed   concrete   was   to   relate   the   existing   environment,   as   well   as   the patterned   frame   mimics   the   historical   elements   of   Afghanistan.   The   frame   itself   is   to   bring   the   lights   to   the interior   space   as   much   as   its   space   is   to   be   found   from   Afghanistan's   historical   building.   The   major   public space   inside   is   much   opened   into   the   nature.   The   supporting   mega-column   is   the   shape   of   arch   that transformed   to   express   the   richness   of   culture.   Thus,   it   provides   unique   space   to   give   a   feeling   of   rest   to public   and   non-public,   VIP   members,   who   visits   the   museum.   The   collections   under   the   mega-column   are well   arranged   in   a   proper   distance   and   they   are   cased   in   glass   boxes   not   only   for   the   security,   but   also   for the protection of the moisture from the artificial pond inside. The   area   of   the   collections   and   storage   space   that   is   secured   are   opened   from   basement   area   to   Level   3 ceiling   space   which   is   around   22m   height.   Plus,   the   south   interior   wall   is   designed   to   install   mirror   entirely   to give   the   space   even   looking   more   opened   than   what   it   is.   So   that,   the   visitors   will   experience   as   if   they   are   in the   valley   of   mountain   in   Afghanistan.   The   structural   element   for   this   museum   is   very   much   challenge.   The east   and   west   boxed   walls   are   designed   to   work   as   Vierendeel   truss   system   to   support   the   extensively prolonged   cantilever   to   the   main   entrance   collection   area.   This   cantilever   is   supported   by   this   truss   and   the mega-column   in   the   centre   of   the   north   area.   The   additional   support   for   the   glass   wall   is   supported   by   the tree-like truss at the north open area. The   space   that   creates   more   interesting   is   the   level   3   public   collection   area.   The   natural   lights   penetrates through   the   skylight   above.   It   still   continues   to   pass   down   to   the   main   collection   space.   Even   the   public   will enjoy the beauty of mega-column in a different view from the level 1.
Project Background : "A nation stays alive when its culture stays alive." - Motto of the National Museum of Afghanistan. The   new   design   of   the   National   Museum   of   Afghanistan   will   be   a   landmark   for   Kabul.   The   country   whose ancient   heritage   as   the   'Crossroads   of   the   Ages'   is   embodied   in   its   collections   of   approximately   100,000 objects,   the   majority   of   which   have   been   excavated   from   the   country   own   soil.   The   Museum   will   be   also   be   a catalyst   for   the   cultural   quarter   in   which   it   sits,   inspiring   and   promoting   residential   development   in   the community. The    existing    National    Museum    of    Afghanistan    protects    and    preserves    its    collections    and    the    country's cultural heritage. It interpret its collections and educate its communities through its objects. Located   on   a   prominent   area   of   Kabul,   Afghanistan,   the   new   National   Museum   is   not   only   the   anchor   of residents'   educational   development,   but   it   will   soon   become   the   cultural   centre   of   among   the   neighbouring countries.   A   new   physical   space   that   reflects   the   cultural   heritage   of   the   country,   will      welcome   visitors around home and abroad. Thus, the existing facility will continue to serve as the Museum's home.
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16,000 sqm 18,000 sqm Level B1 to Level 3 18m Kabul, Afghanistan Concept National History Museum
Building Description Site Area :             Total Building Area :       Floors:                           Height :                          Location :                           Status :  Type :                          
Design Concept: Afghanistan’s   culture   that   abides   in   the   country was   much   ruined   and   deserted.   Its   new   museum to   catch   up   the   lost   richness   and   its   cultural   asset is   necessitated   to   give   hope   and   inspire   people   in that   region.   Finding   this   design   chance   as   a   way to   bring   the   lost   heritage   back   to   the   present,   the major   concern   for   the   architecture   was   not   only about   the   collections   but   also   emotional   realm   of space   that   requires   a   place   to   give   a   rest   and   the joy of the nature in its heritage safe and secured. Our   Architectural   design   was   initiated   to   express the   culture   as   if   it   has   been   with   its   heritage   for centuries   and   centuries   by   emphasizing   whose characters      are      natural      environment,      richly enormous   sculptor,   open   valley   of   mountain   and bright      sun      lights      that      penetrate      through patterned frames of the exterior walls.
Design Concept: Afghanistan’s   culture   that   abides   in   the   country   was much   ruined   and   deserted.   Its   new   museum   to   catch up     the     lost     richness     and     its     cultural     asset     is necessitated   to   give   hope   and   inspire   people   in   that region.   Finding   this   design   chance   as   a   way   to   bring the    lost    heritage    back    to    the    present,    the    major concern   for   the   architecture   was   not   only   about   the collections    but    also    emotional    realm    of    space    that requires   a   place   to   give   a   rest   and   the   joy   of   the   nature in its heritage safe and secured. Our   Architectural   design   was   initiated   to   express   the culture   as   if   it   has   been   with   its   heritage   for   centuries and   centuries   by   emphasizing   whose   characters   are natural   environment,   richly   enormous   sculptor,   open valley   of   mountain   and   bright   sun   lights   that   penetrate through patterned frames of the exterior walls.
Design Description: Design     of     the     new     museum     is     very     much challenge.   The   most   difficult   one   is   about   that there    is    almost    nothing    to    start    through    the context    of    the    current    environment.    Ruined desert    is    the    major    element.    TheeAe's    Design team    has    to    find    a    way    to    start    to    bring    this vague    situation    turning    into    a    landmark.    The heritage   and   its   cultural   asset   from   the   past   was the   key   to   relate   the   existing   ruined   nature.   We have    believed    that    the    existing    ruins,    yet    it provides   the   future   of   Afghanistan   are   to   create the      spaces      that      convey      characteristics      of architecture of Afghanistan.  From   the   outside   facade   materials,   it   is   simply designed    with    each    patterned    wood    frame    in individual     exposed     concrete     box     unit.     The exposed    concrete    was    to    relate    the    existing environment,    as    well    as    the    patterned    frame mimics   the   historical   elements   of   Afghanistan. The    frame    itself    is    to    bring    the    lights    to    the interior    space    as    much    as    its    space    is    to    be found   from   Afghanistan's   historical   building.   The major   public   space   inside   is   much   opened   into the   nature.   The   supporting   mega-column   is   the shape   of   arch   that   transformed   to   express   the richness    of    culture.    Thus,    it    provides    unique space   to   give   a   feeling   of   rest   to   public   and   non- public,    VIP    members,    who    visits    the    museum. The   collections   under   the   mega-column   are   well arranged    in    a    proper    distance    and    they    are cased   in   glass   boxes   not   only   for   the   security, but   also   for   the   protection   of   the   moisture   from the artificial pond inside. The   area   of   the   collections   and   storage   space that   is   secured   are   opened   from   basement   area to    Level    3    ceiling    space    which    is    around    22m height.   Plus,   the   south   interior   wall   is   designed to   install   mirror   entirely   to   give   the   space   even looking   more   opened   than   what   it   is.   So   that,   the visitors   will   experience   as   if   they   are   in   the   valley of     mountain     in     Afghanistan.     The     structural element      for      this      museum      is      very      much challenge.    The    east    and    west    boxed    walls    are designed   to   work   as   Vierendeel   truss   system   to support   the   extensively   prolonged   cantilever   to the      main      entrance      collection      area.      This cantilever    is    supported    by    this    truss    and    the mega-column   in   the   centre   of   the   north   area. The    additional    support    for    the    glass    wall    is supported    by    the    tree-like    truss    at    the    north open area. The   space   that   creates   more   interesting   is   the level   3   public   collection   area.   The   natural   lights penetrates    through    the    skylight    above.    It    still continues   to   pass   down   to   the   main   collection space.   Even   the   public   will   enjoy   the   beauty   of mega-column   in   a   different   view   from   the   level 1.
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