City of Light
Kabul , Afghanistan

The City of Light project was conceived after Dr. Ashkouri visited Kabul , Afghanistan in 2004. ARCADD took on the role of creating its own project for a war-torn region of Kabul ’s downtown district to aid in the reconstruction and rejuvenation of a faltering Afghanistan .

With a look towards the well-being of future generations, ARCADD based its planning of the city on environmentally responsive ideas. The City of Light employs extensive use of concrete, brick, glass, and other local or recycled materials that are abundant in Afghanistan . In addition, the design utilizes higher architectural density and ventilated facades to cut cooling and energy costs in summer and winter. This development represents a quantum leap in life-cycle costs, maintenance, and long term environmental responsibility.

Please visit the City of Light - Kabul website


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