Location: Giza, Egypt
Area: 50.000 sq.m.
Team: S. Zerefos, A. M. Kotsiopoulos, K. Demiri, M. Dougias and G. Economou
The need to rejoin all the artefacts of the ancient Egyptian civilization led the team to the concept of relating the museum complex to the ground, to organise 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 visualise 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.
Αρχιτεκτονικά Θέματα 38, σελ. 52, 2004.
S. C. Zerefos et al.,The Grand Museum of Egypt,International Architecture Competition, Ministry of Culture, Vol.2, pp. 315-316, Cairo, June 2003.