Museum of the Ancient Nile

Museum of the Ancient Nile

MoAN Egypt
Number of teams participated
264
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First prize

105
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La inmensa riqueza cultural y monumental presente en los márgenes y riberas del Nilo solo puede ser aprehendida a través de un proyecto integrado en toda su longitud. Se aboga por la liviandad de los elementos fluviales, adoptándose una forma abstracta que reduce al mínimo el impacto del proyecto sobre el paisaje, manifestándose como una serie de puntos de luz a lo largo del recorrido. Sobre el tejido interior, el cual emula la textura del papiro tradicional, se recoge grabada la información relativa al lugar, de forma que la intervención se convierte en contenedor y contenido.

Second prize

95
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The heliacal rising of Sirius marks the yearly inundation Nile River, famously known as 'Arrival of Hapi'. The Ancient Egyptian folk life which evolves around agriculture, identified with the sun's and river's cycle of death and rebirth. The sun 'died' as it set on the western horizon to be 'reborn' in the eastern sky the following morning. The rise of the river marks a continued life for the riverbed crops and the people.

An observatory tower which also houses several offices parallels the form of an obelisk symbolising the arrival of both death and rebirth.

Third prize

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91

The relationship between sailing and farming is the source for this project development. The fields themselves are physical semi-permanent spaces that fill the river margins but the boats are ever-changing and flow with the river. The main objective was to establish that long-lasting relationship through a stationary representation of ancient boats and sailing methods and construction into the building itself, capturing the dichotomy of those different ways egyptians used and still use the river.

Arquideas prize

456
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El MoAN se ubica entre Asuán y Lúxor; integrado en el recorrido de los visitantes del “Antiguo Egipto”, que realizan a orillas del rio Nilo.

Respetando la identidad del territorio la propuesta adquiere, de los paisajes del Nilo, el color y textura de la tierra mimetizándose en su entorno.

Sin pretensiones de rivalizar con los monumentos de la ruta, el MoAN se sitúa, respetuosamente, a orillas del río como reclamo y parada obligada para conocer la zona, tan rica en historia y monumentos.

El museo se genera mediante células de planta cuadrada (10x10m), de un solo nivel, y cubierta a cua

With more than 6,800 km, the Nile is the longest river in Africa and for centuries it was considered to be the longest in the world. Located in the north-eastern part of the continent, it crosses 11 countries and has two major tributaries: the White Nile, which originates in Uganda and Kenya, named for the chalky colour of the sediment in its waters; and the Blue Nile, which originates in Ethiopia and is the source of most of the water in the river.

The predominant building materials used in ancient Egypt were adobe, used in homes and monumental buildings, and limestone, reserved for tombs and temples. Our understanding of Egyptian architecture is mainly based on its religious monuments, massive structures with slightly sloping walls and few openings, a method of construction used to obtain stability in mud walls.

Without the Nile the ancient Egyptian empire would never have existed. The Egyptians were keenly aware of the great river’s importance, regarding it as the creator of the fertile lands on which they lived and even worshipped a god, named Hapi, who represented the Nile.

Because the sun set every evening in the West, symbolizing death, and was reborn every morning in the East, representing life and resurrection, the cities and towns were always built on the eastern shore of the Nile and the necropolises and funeral temples on the western shore.

 

The objective of this competition for architecture students and young architects, Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt, consists in conceiving of a museum that will submerge visitors in the ancient Nile and become an essential experience for tourists who wish to comprehend how Egyptian civilization proliferated.

Thanks to its privileged location, the proposed space will become an obligatory stop for people visiting the river, as a preamble to the history, mythology and monuments that the region contains. A global focal point for tourism that is capable of transmitting the importance of the ancient Nile for the history of Humanity.

The MoAN will provide an exhibition space that is a reference point for the Nile, integrated into the landscape and offering visitors a singular experience. 

The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:

1st Prize

3.750 euros + one year free subscription to El Croquis magazine + one year free subscription to AV Proyectos + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

The winner or members of the winner team will take part of the Jury in the next architecture competition.

2nd Prize

1.500 euros + one year free subscription to El Croquis magazine + one year free subscription to AV Proyectos + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

3rd Prize

625 euros + one year free subscription to El Croquis magazine + one year free subscription to AV Proyectos + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

Arquideas Special Prize

The Arquideas Special Prize will be given, awarded with 500 euros, to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users, among winners, honorable mentions and the finalist projects.

Honorable Mentions

Up to 5 Honorable Mentions will be given to the most interesting proposals in terms of architectural quality, and which have not received any of the first three prizes, and will be awarded with the following prize:

Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

The registration period falls between May 24, 2017 and September 22, 2017.

Early registration: (from May 24, 2017 to June 30, 2017)

50 € individual registration
75 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Regular registration: (from July 1, 2017 to September 22, 2017)

75 € individual registration
100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

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Director of XVW architectuur
Manager of Barcelona Building Construmat
Head of Institutional Relations and Special Projects of IED Madrid
Architect, Co-founder of Calderon-Folch Studio
Curator of art and architecture
Winner of CaVA Arizona architecture competition

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