THE GREAT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
The architectural idea stems from the perspectival view toward the Giza pyramids. The building was placed in the desolate surroundings like a lost mummy. There was no attempt to extend the building’s appearance; instead, the design sought to allow it to exist in complete equilibrium with its environment of winding sand dunes. The view of the pyramids extends to the museum’s entrance, but disappears and is closed off once the building has been entered. Inside an oasis was introduced as an extreme reaction to the wilderness outside and as a guardian of the artifacts.
Arctic Architects in collaboration with Arch. Yuval Baer