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Bibliotheca Alexandria

Architect
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Dates
  • Constructed, 2002
Awards
  • World Architecture Awards Best Building Africa/Middle East 2002
  • Aga Kahn Award for Architecture 2004
  • Houens Fond Diploma 2008
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Bibliotheca Alexandria - Elaine Molinar
Description
Built upon the notion that a revival of the ancient library of Alexandria could build a reawakening of culture and knowledge in Mediterranean region, the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina is the result of decades of planning, design
and construction. Due to the international significance of the project and the exceptional scale of the historical context, the project required an approach that allowed for an abstraction of already understood formal languages. The
result is an expression that is at onc...
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Location
Emtedad Dr. Abd Al Hamid Sayed
Alexandria,
Egypt

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