Archinect - News 2015-03-27T22:11:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/121990834/archinect-project-collections-presents-your-bamiyan-cultural-centre-proposals Archinect Project Collections presents your Bamiyan Cultural Centre proposals! Archinect 2015-03-02T20:05:00-05:00 >2015-03-06T09:50:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/885z69nfcral6sh1.jpg" width="514" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Many teams have already followed Archinect &amp; Bustler's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121603712/bustler-s-new-call-for-entries-share-your-bamiyan-cultural-centre-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent call</a> to post your non-finalist entries to the highly popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/528743/bamiyan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition</a> in Afghanistan directly on your Archinect profiles.</p><p>As we're continuing to gather all submissions in one handy list, you can now access the <strong>Bamiyan Project Collection</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>To give you a better impression of the quality and scope of received entries, here are just a few proposals that especially stood out to us.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqnxg689o8qkfwtk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121634210/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by by KSR Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4i7s12kvbw23x3m.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121893613/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Kaluzhak Maxim, Oleg Budeanu, Andrei Vatamaniuc, Ina Borozan, Irina Dubinschi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v92f2dq44zkc4g1f.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121332284/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Karolos Michailidis, Zapantiotis Fotis, Papanagiotou Stathis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2z2b8wt5sopbc6fe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121974734/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by 1.61 Arquitectos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtzv3r6p822qmvxp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121936979/564335/bamiyan-cultural-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Shift Process Practice</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68iawrii29b3atjx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121846274/564335/bamiyan-cultural-center-competition-bamiyan-vaults" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by by Jong Kim, Shawn Conte, Mark Talma</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/sknxjukxjbk6d24i.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121621367/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Maryam Moayery Nia, Hamed Zarrinkamari, Fatemeh Mousavi, Masoud Moayery Nia (CG artist: Milad Kambari, Pouria Abbasi)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i80nnkdg7x84u61g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/article/121980368/564335/bamiyan-cultural-centre-design-competition-with-4rkitects-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry by Chiara Mazzarello with 4rkitects Team </a></p><p>Haven't submitted your entry yet but would like t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121435019/bamiyan-cultural-centre-online-petition-calls-for-jury-to-revise-winning-decision Bamiyan Cultural Centre online petition calls for jury to revise winning decision Justine Testado 2015-02-23T15:00:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T09:05:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mp2bkitdkz3q4rxw.jpg" width="514" height="184" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Note: This post has been updated to correctly list the petition organizers, the number of signatures, and includes a comment from the team.</em></p><p>Shortly after the UNESCO Office in Afghanistan <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121048115/unesco-afghanistan-reveals-bamiyan-cultural-centre-competition-results" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced the anticipated results</a> of the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/bamiyan_cultural_centre_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition</a> on February 18, competition entrants Kia Massoudi along with Nick Roseboro, Fabio Pradarelli, and Alessandro Orsini of New York-based firm Architensions set up an online petition expressing opposition against the Jury's selection of the winners. It currently has 89 signatures.</p><p>A total of 1,070 online submissions to the single-stage competition, which invited professional architects worldwide to propose designs for the new Bamiyan Cultural Centre in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan, near the World Heritage property of the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of Bamiyan. The Jury selected "Descriptive Memory: The Eternal Presence of Absence" by Carlos Nahuel Recabarren, Manuel Alberto Martinez Catalan, and Fran...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121048115/unesco-afghanistan-reveals-bamiyan-cultural-centre-competition-results UNESCO Afghanistan reveals Bamiyan Cultural Centre competition results Justine Testado 2015-02-18T15:28:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T23:17:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nz3atmt6wur0pfv1.jpg" width="514" height="184" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan announced today the grand prize winner and four runner-up teams in the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unesco_accepting_entries_for_bamiyan_cultural_centre_in_afghanistan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition</a>. Launched last November, the single-stage competition invited architects worldwide to propose designs for a cultural&nbsp; center in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan that would contribute to the country's gradual process of reconciliation, restoring peace, and economic redevelopment after decades of political conflict.</p><p>In addition to complementing the physical and historical landscape of Bamiyan, the new Bamiyan Cultural Centre will be built as an emblem of heritage preservation, cross-cultural exchange, and strengthening cultural identity.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83lpn6d7q95fe389.jpg"></p><p>Out of 1,070 submissions from 117 countries, the seven-member <a href="http://bamiyanculturalcentre.org/jury/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jury</a> selected "Descriptive Memory: The Eternal Presence of Absence" by Carlos Nahuel Recabarren, Manuel Alberto Martinez Catalan, and Franco Morero from Argentina as the winning proposal, with a cash prize of US$25,000. The Jury included Elizabeth...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119437423/monuments-men-u-s-army-struggles-to-recruit-enough-heritage-specialists-for-conflict-areas Monuments Men: U.S. Army struggles to recruit enough heritage specialists for conflict areas Alexander Walter 2015-01-28T16:53:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:19:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d31aaf863c51a949f8b7de87650c8894.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The US Army is looking to recruit the next generation of &ldquo;Monuments Men and Women&rdquo; to help preserve sites and cultural property in combat zones and to advise troops on heritage. [...] It is turning to museum directors, archaeologists and preservationists to fill these posts. [...] With extremist groups such as Islamic State using the destruction of cultural heritage as a tool of war, such expertise is needed more than ever.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105791045/monuments-men-the-quest-to-save-syria-s-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113895697/unesco-accepting-entries-for-bamiyan-cultural-centre-in-afghanistan UNESCO accepting entries for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan Justine Testado 2014-11-17T17:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:00:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5r8f2nn8ah69mxjx.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Afghanistan continues to build toward reconciliation, restoring peace, and economic redevelopment after decades of political conflict and turmoil. To contribute to this process, UNESCO recently launched a single-stage open competition seeking the winning design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. The Centre will serve as a space to promote cross-cultural understanding and heritage safe-guarding.</p></em><br /><br /><p>UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan (with the financial support of the Republic of Korea) will collaborate to implement the project. The Centre will be located near the boundary of the World Heritage property, the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.</p><p>Submissions are being accepted now until January 22, 2015, 11:59 P.M. GMT.</p><p>Learn more about the competition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unesco_accepting_entries_for_bamiyan_cultural_centre_in_afghanistan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59428717/national-museum-of-afghanistan-entry-by-matteo-cainer-architects National Museum of Afghanistan Entry by Matteo Cainer Architects Alexander Walter 2012-10-16T13:54:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T18:06:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a660wm7qpxzjie3u.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bustler recently published the winning projects of the National Museum of Afghanistan competition. Here is another museum entry we just received, the proposal "Timeless Cube" by Paris/London-based firm Matteo Cainer Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58905747/the-post-war-ghost-towns-of-foreign-aid The Post-War Ghost Towns of Foreign Aid Archinect 2012-10-08T20:20:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T19:53:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qli5fsh1h0kqmmlg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Originally a low income neighborhood of informal,&nbsp;mud brick&nbsp;housing, Sher-Pur was subject to government land grabs around 2004 and is now Kabul's wealthiest neighborhood. Built up using mashup of imported architectural designs from Dubai, the neighborhood is full of massive poppy palaces and narco palaces... as the international community pulls out ahead of the 2014 NATO withdrawal deadline, many of these elaborate mansions are sitting empty. Sher-Pur is becoming a&nbsp;ghost town&nbsp;of&nbsp;opulence.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58629535/winners-of-the-national-museum-of-afghanistan-competition Winners of the National Museum of Afghanistan Competition Alexander Walter 2012-10-04T18:11:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T23:10:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jzo56hftn2ijiv57.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the international architectural ideas competition for the new design for the National Museum of Afghanistan, the entry by Spanish team AV 62 Arquitectos was selected for the First Prize. The Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture and the US Embassy recently announced the results at an awards ceremony in Kabul.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>