Cultural Center of the Russian Federation in Kabul, Building pictures, Architect, Zodchestvo design project
Cultural Center in Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghanistan Architecture design by Architectural bureau A.Len
30 Aug 2013
Design: Architectural bureau A.Len
Cultural Center of the Russian Federation in Kabul
Cultural Center of the Russian Federation in Kabul, Afghanistan
This design received the Grand Prix of the international contest “Zodchestvo” in Moscow and Tatlin’s award (one of the most prestigious architectural awards in Russia).
The complex consists of several blocks: the cultural center, the sports complex, the covered swimming pool and the inhabited block, also includes such functions as the library, showrooms, the business center with rooms for the international meetings and conferences, cinema, club and multipurpose rooms.
The core of the cultural center is the courtyard – the atrium which is traditional for many Asian countries.
The main entrance is accented by the strongly overhanging console, and the volume of the building is minimalist and laconic.
Facades are covered with the modern ornamental parametrical drawing which is created from elements borrowed from the Russian traditional ornaments. The drawing is performed as perforation in hinged concrete figured panels.
Cultural Center Kabul – Building Information
Project Title: Architectural concept of the Russian Center of Science and Culture
Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation
Architect: Architectural bureau A.Len
Site area: 4,179 sqm
Gross Floor area: 6,153 sqm
Location: the first sector of Dar-Ul-Aman Highway, Nahr-Darsan District, Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Cultural Center of the Russian Federation in Kabul images / information from Sergey Oreshkin, Main architect of the architectural bureau A.Len, Professor of IAAM (International Academy of Architecture, Moscow branch), Member of the board of the Union of architects of St.Petersburg
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