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The Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza

An Open International Competition

Architecture: Yuval Baer, Nilly Harag & Jan Tandrevold

Location: Giza, Egypt

Client: The Grand Egyptian Museum

Area: 250,000 m2

Our design for the Grand Egyptian Museum scheme was submitted for the 2002 international competition. This scheme is an attempt to reinterpret the idea of an Egyptian Monument, which wants to defy temporality and mortality and turn it into a refuge of life and activity in the midst of a barren desert.


In this way mass is transformed to space, light is converted to shade and air to water. In this scheme, the programmatic process is arranged in a linear sequence that is superimposed on a rich fabric which is composed of the complex spaces and utilities of the Grand Museum.

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