The reconstruction improves and expands the centre’s two old buildings that were severely damaged during the war. The new Teacher Training Centre houses academic and administrative functions, including an auditorium, a library, and classrooms equipped with audio-visual systems. Respecting the original structure, the modern reconstruction was achieved by introducing appropriate techniques and using local resources, to insure the brick and cement structure would be earthquake resistant. Traditional Afghan techniques were utilised in the ornamentation, particularly in the brickwork.
Sayed Djamaluddin Afghani Teacher Training School Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2010.
Presentation panels are drawings, images, and text graphically prepared by the architect and submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the later round of the Award cycle. The portfolios are kept in the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Library for consultation purposes.