THE GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION
Location: Giza, Egypt
Area: 50.000 sq.m.
Team A. M. Kotsiopoulos, K. Demiri and M. Dougias
The need to rejoin all the artifacts of the ancient Egyptian civilization led the team to
the concept of relating the museum complex to the ground, to organize it around a piazza
which resembles to an excavated “crater”, and to orientate it towards the Great Pyramids
of Giza. A buffer zone is situated at the lower level of the site connected with the
main “piazza” through a long entrance trench on the walls of which the visitors have
the opportunity to digitally visualize important exhibits of the museum. The exhibition
halls are organized thematically and chronologically in a radial and circular mode,
offering to the visitor a large variety of alternative routes. For providing natural
light and ventilation to the exhibition spaces, several different innovative solutions
of lighting and ventilation have been proposed.
The proposal was awarded distinction and was published along with the other
distinctive projects of the competition.