Selection Process

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A group of seven professional and experienced Jury members examined each of the designs and voted for an Argentina-based architecture team as the winning entry and for four runners-up from Turkey, Cyprus, France and the Netherlands. The work of Carlos Nahuel Recabarren and his fellow team members Manuel Alberto Martinez Catalan and Franco Morero’s was selected from an astonishing 1,070 design proposals submitted from 117 countries.

The assessment of the applications was made in accordance with the pre-defined criteria, and the selections were made anonymously by a unique user code that was given to each of the entries at the time of the submission. In making its selection, the jury applied design principles emphasizing innovation, community needs, environmental consciousness, sustainability and connection to the natural and cultural landscape of the Bamiyan Valley.