UNESCO, together with the Government of Afghanistan, have announced a single phase, open, internationa competition for the design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan. As announced in the International Union of Architects UIA news, the centre will be built near the Cultural Landscape and Archaelogical Remains of Bamiyan, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage property. The winning project should represent the first stage in the realisation of an iconic edifice worthy of this unique site and its priceless heritage.
The competition was launched on 15 November 2014 and the deadline for submissions online is 22 January 2015. The distinguished international jury includes an esteemed Finnish expert, Dr. Jukka Jokilehto, Special Advisor at ICCROM. For detailed information, please consult the competition web page at bamiyanculturalcentre.org.