Cairo, Egypt 2009
Architecture – Interior – Landscape
The competition called for entries to transform the presidential home of the late Egyptian Leader Gamal Abdel Nasser into a museum of his life and accomplishments. The design proposal utilized the existing building to take visitors through the public and private life of the former president, as well as his political career. The proposal then utilize the backyard of the mansion, which comprises two-thirds of the estate, to take visitors through the larger scale, and long-term impacts of the president’s career on the Middle East, Africa, and the World. The outdoor l tour moves along water features that mimic Nile river, rural Egypt and its farmlands, and ends at an open air amphitheater with a stage backdrop of the Aswan Dam.