THE GREAT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Cairo, Egypt, 2002
The initial objective was to deliver a design powerful and deferential enough to respect the proximity of the Pyramids, emerging from the contours of the sand. The form itself is inspired by the curves of the dunes, and the overall design maintains a respectful, low profile towards that landscape, preserving the singular relationship between earth and sky, that characterizes the undulations of the desert. During the day the volume of the museum resembles a crater of light, while during the night it is transformed into a cosmic beacon, inspiring a sense of majesty appropriate to its world status.
ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR THE GREAT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Location: Giza, Cairo, Egypt / Architectural Design: Katerina Tsigarida Architects, M. Novak / Architects: K. Tsigarida, M. Novak, A. Tellios, T. Tantsis, A. Yfanti, G. Vasiliadis, G. Toutourtsidou / Design: 2002 / Total area: 50 Ha