Lawrence and Long Receive Honourable Mention in Competition for National Museum of Afghanistan
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Dublin-based firm Lawrence and Long Architects have been awarded an Honourable Mention for an international ideas competition for the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul. Lawrence and Long’s site strategy is based on a great walled garden in the tradition of Islamic architecture. The proposed building consists of arched brick diaphragm walls of varying heights, arranged enfilade punctuated by internal courtyards. Natural daylight is provided at clerestory level and modulated by a composite tensioned steel and timber louvred vaulted ceiling.
The final results were announced in Kabul on 17 September 2012. The competition received interest from 140 countries and a short-list of 72 valid entries from 31 countries was compiled. The competition was won by Spanish firm AV 62 Arquitectos.