Dune Terrace. Grand Egyptian Museum

Dune Terrace. Grand Egyptian Museum

Lead architect

Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang

Team

Eric Samuels, Ervin Hirsan

Location

El Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

30.0444196 | 31.23571160000006

Project date

2002

Project area

79900 m2

Engineer

Eric Rivers, Ove Arup & Partners

In a critique of the museum as a reified curatorial circuit, this competition entry proposes additional modes of navigation: easy overviews, random surfing, and rapid access to specific galleries. Visitors to the new 860,000 sf museum arrive onto an exterior terrace framing views of the Pyramids beyond. Five lobby-galleries lead to the permanent collection in a floating bar above, or to the temporary gallery, convention center and sculpture gardens below.

Louvre diagram
New Egyptian Museum diagram