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GEM Landscape Plan

The functional areas and spatial sectors for GEM have been identified with reference to the various activities corresponding to the requirements of users and staff, and to fulfill the objectives of the project. The total area of the development (indoor – outdoor) is estimated to cover 480,000 square meters.
 
The Grand Egyptian Museum is a complex of buildings and landscape with one identity. The Master plan geometry structures the site at all scales from site plan to exhibition show cases, such that navigation within the complex is straightforward. The Landscape displays a number of thematic parks cafes and restaurants that offer entertainment and enjoyable resting places. This concept extends beyond site boundaries as the main building is structured by the sight line from the site to the pyramids. The main building comprises various exhibition spaces, library, mediatheque, education centre, conference centre and retail but is represented externally by one coherent surface-the translucent Serpinski Wall. On approach to the site from Cairo, the Serpinski Wall captures visitors’ attention and will be appreciated with reference to the pyramids. This wall is the iconographic identity for the entire complex.
 
The GEM is designed in such a manner to create a world class building capable of demonstrating the progress, evolution and development of the Egyptian Civilization. The technological infrastructure of the complex allows for the creation of modern archives and a library capable of facilitating the management, maintenance, and preservation of the collection, as well as research-related activities.