Grand Egyptian Museum

Location: Cairo EG
Client: Ministry of Culture, Egypt
Area Gross: 300.000m²
Building Costs: n.s.
Assignment: Competition 2003 Finalist

The vicinity to the static Pyramids inspires the counterpart metaphor of a dynamic whirl shape.

The swirl exists in all different scales in nature. It is found in desert dust storms as well as in interpretations of the Universe, echoing thus the cosmological symbol of the Pyramids.

The visitors’ movement within the compound is expressed in to spiral / helix concourses that lead to temporary, permanent and children’s exhibition spaces as well as to a conference centre, research, restoration and administration facilities, IMAX cinema, library, arts and crafts workshops and market, as well as an array of open air and leisure parks.