Isometric areal view of site plan

Published: 2023

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Designing for Encounter

Improving relations between Afghanistan and the U.S. using embassy grounds requires promoting opportunities, in this case, for Afghan women and their craft. In the city of Bamiyan, a women’s art school and consulate center will be proposed and sit securely in central downtown attached to a women’s campus of recreational uses. The structure itself took upon natural Afghan typologies such as carved spaces where the Buddhist statues once stood, rammed earth, and carefully designed landscapes. The recreational campus and sculpture garden attend to the surrounding women-focused areas to help promote their essential voice in the community. As a world heritage site and the safest city in the country, the decision to help promote the voices of women Afghan artists in a traditional yet modern structure is most fitting.


Lauren Jenkins


Gina Reichert