Irish architecture firm Henegan. Peng presented her revised design of the Great Egyptian Museum, with which she won a competition in 2003. The $ 500 million project is to house over 100,000 art objects from primitive times to the Coptic era. Thanks to a well-thought-out system of planning the halls, they will all be arranged in chronological order, with a lot of explanatory material.
The facade of the building will be faced with translucent alabaster and illuminated from the inside. The outlines of the roof continue the lines of the faces of the adjacent pyramids.
A large triangular gate will lead inside. According to Yasser Mansur, the representative of the government in charge of the project, the location of the museum was not chosen by chance: on the border of the desert and fertile land, the funeral temples of the pharaohs were always built, and it will be like such a sanctuary for Tutankhamun, the mummy and all the inventory from whose tomb will become central museum exhibits.
Egyptian authorities hope that the new complex will attract an additional 3 million tourists to the country.