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Project : Grand Museum of Egypt
Location : Cairo, Egypt
Client : Egyptian Ministry of Culture
Architect : Heneghan Peng Architects
Completion : 2009

Description : Construction of a new museum and conference centre in Giza located near the Pyramids. The Museum has a permanent gallery of approximately 24,000m2 which will house 100,000 artifacts.

The Museum is on three levels, with the main gallery on the top floor, providing views over the Pyramids. Also incorporated on the 400,000m2 site are a conservation centre, fire station, restaurant, cafes, retail spaces, archaeological store, temporary exhibition area and extensive gardens.
The front façade of the build is shielded by a 1km long translucent wall made up of 20mm thick triangular pieces of stone.

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