Desert Valley Museum

Desert Valley Museum

In 2003 Mallinson Architects produced a proposal for a new major museum near the Giza Pyramids to display the endangered treasures of Egypt as, part of a conservation recording initiative with the Egypt Supreme Council of Antiquities.


Mallinson Architects and Jane Wernick Engineers developed a number of structural solutions to display the museum exhibits, including:


• An innovative dome structure
• An optimum structure to cover the tombs
• Optimising sunlight access and control to the tombs
• Optimising for natural ventilation


Mallinson Architects and Fulcrum developed new solutions to light the artefacts using green technology, and passive ventilation and cooling methods with the earth tube.

Egypt Supreme Council of Antiquities