Grand Egyptian Museum

Cairo, Egypt

2003

870,000 SF

The proposal seeks to operate in the realm of the heroditian anti-monument found in the concept of the labyrinth and seeks to occupy the ambiguous space of definition between landscape (not architecture) and architecture (not landscape).

The museum is conceived as a composite structure above, within, and of the earth. Although autonomous in relation to its monolithic, mile-long form, the museum finds its placement upon and within the site, nested in relation to the drifting characteristics of the local natural terrain and monumental pyramids in the distance.