UNESCO Afghanistan office announces the winning logos of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre and Bamiyan Creative Hub

Winning logos
 
Kabul, 1 June 2016, UNESCO Office in Afghanistan announces the winning logo design for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre and Creative Hub. The winning design successfully depicts the main ideas of the Centre: tradition, modernity, and the connectivity of Bamiyan.

The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan announces the winning logo for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre and Creative Hub. The winning design will represent the identity of the creative cultural activities of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre project. The competition received significant attention from professional designers around the world, reflecting universal interest in Bamiyan. A New York based designer, Mr. Chan-young Park, was selected the winner.

The Centre aims to generate cultural activities supporting Bamiyan’s rich cultural heritage stretching from the past to the present, embracing both the ideas of tradition, as well as modernity.

The winning logo successfully identifies the spirit of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre and the Creative Hub with symbolic reference to the image of the famous Buddha niches. The logo portrays the traditional cultural heritage of Bamiyan, includes illustration of the scenery of the Bamiyan valley.

Funded by the Korean government, Bamiyan Cultural Centre is a project supporting the preservation and promotion of Bamiyan’s creative culture. Along with initiatives which focus on preserving traditional skills in the jewelry making and music, plans to revive oral histories, theatre, dance and modern performances are also included. Endeavors to better understand the potential of Bamiyan as a place where ideas of diversity, connectivity, and cross-culture will be supported through the Centre, while it also focuses on creation of a hub for the connections between people, spaces, and ideas.