Featured Civic Projects

Bamiyan Cultural Center in Afghanistan

When considering what a civic center should express, we don’t always just think of history and culture, nature and geography, and even feelings of humanity. We go beyond, to explore a new culture, a collision of history and future, as it links up with culture. With this project in Afghanistan, we also try to bring hope. This project is located in central Afghanistan, with an altitude of 2250 meters. It is a community and a cultural center with meeting spaces,exhibit, music rooms, performance hall, and library.

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Civic buildings by their nature are built to serve the communities and enrich the lives of the general public. From the perspective of planning and architecture, civic buildings should serve as community centers and nuclei of the city. Throughout history, good civic buildings can be found in Hellenic Greece, to Republic of Rome and in democratic urban centers in Europe and other places in the world. Citizens of society should be able to walk leisurely from libraries, museums, to recreational centers and to meeting halls. These civic buildings should work as magnets to draw society together. Civic buildings should also be urban spatial generators that help to help to define public spaces such as squares, forums, courts and parks.
 
To us, civic buildings are libraries, museums, recreational buildings, exhibit halls. Civic buildings also include translations, airport terminals,bus stations and … Parks, squares and market streets also have civic spaces built in. Theaters and stadia are also perfect places for ….
 
The important qualities of good civic buildings should include sense of openness, equality, dynamics and vigor. It should be .. Civic buildings should have creative programs, those... It should have shared functions with commerce, and be mixed with... Civic buildings should be catalysts and anchor the urban revitalization effort for any society.


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