Location Giza, Egypt
Client Ministry of Culture's Supreme Council of Antiquities
Services Construction Management, Program Management, Project Management
Project Value $800 million
Hill is providing project management services for the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), the largest museum in Egypt and one of the leading scientific, historical, and archaeological study centers in the world. The museum will cover 3,500 years of ancient Egyptian history and house more than 100,000 artifacts. The GEM’s collection includes some of the most ancient treasures of humanity. Located 2 km from the Giza Pyramids and adjacent to the Giza Plateau (one of UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage Sites), the GEM comprises a museum and conference center (main building), Menkaure’s Wall and other retaining structures, and auxiliary buildings such as restaurants, car and bus parking, exhibition works, and an extensive external works package. The land area is more than 116 acres with a built-up area of approximately 168,000 SM consisting of the museum building (93,000 SM), conference center (40,000 SM), DSM buildings (4,000 SM), restaurants (6,000 SM), and and parking (15,000 SM).
As a must-visit location for Egyptologists, the GEM reinforces Egypt’s position as the hub for Pharaonic history. The museum will serve as an international center of communication, promoting contact with other local and international museums. The Grand Egyptian Museum will include a children’s museum, conference center, and training center, among other things.
The building is shaped like a chamfered triangle, with its north and south walls aligning with the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaure. The Museum is fronted by a large plaza, filled with date plants. One of the main features of the museum is the translucent stone wall, made of alabaster, that makes up the front facade of the building. Inside the main entrance is a large atrium, where large statues will be exhibited.