Dune Terrace. Grand Egyptian Museum
Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang
Eric Samuels, Ervin Hirsan
El Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
30.0444196 | 31.23571160000006
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.