The Grand Egyptian Museum
Ім'я: The Grand Egyptian Museum
Місцезнаходження: Giza, Egypt
Інвестор: Egyptian Ministry of Culture
Тип: Arts Complex
Виконавець / Проектант: Besix Orascom JV
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), also known as the Giza Museum, is a planned museum of artifacts of ancient Egypt. Described as the largest archaeological museum in the world, the museum is under construction and is scheduled to be partially open in 2018. The museum is sited on 50 hectares (120 acres) of land approximately two kilometers from the Giza pyramids and is part of a new master plan for the plateau.
The design of the building was decided by means of an architectural competition. The building is shaped like a chamfered triangle in plan. It sits on a site two kilometers west of the pyramids, near a motorway interchange.
The building’s north and south walls line up directly with the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaure. In front of the building is a large plaza, filled with date plants. One of the main features of the Museum is the translucent stone wall, made of alabaster, that makes up the front facade of the building. Inside the main entrance is a large atrium, where large statues will be exhibited.
The new museum is designed to include the latest technology, including virtual reality. The Museum will also be an international centre of communication between museums, to promote direct contact with other local and international museums. The Grand Egyptian Museum will include a children’s museum, conference centre, training center, and workshops similar to the old Pharaonic places.
The organisers received 1557 entries from 82 countries, making it the second largest architectural competition in history.