International Architectural Competition: 2002
Project Scope: competition design
Project Size: 300,000 sq. ft.
Christoph Kapeller in collaboration with Lita Alburquerque, Mitchell de Jarnett, David Nixon and Truls Ovrum
Team: Jeffrey Birkmeyer, Shana Yates
The Great Egyptian Museum is a voyage of antiquities preservation and guardianship that will journey forward through space and time to future civilizations. The Museum is a vessel tasked with the safekeeping of the priceless antiquities on its passage while providing present peoples of the world with a new and stimulating opportunity to visit and study them. The permanent collections are arranged and displayed in an open vaulted hall of elliptical shape and cavernous proportions offering panoramic views of the museum.