Grand Museum of Egypt that located in Cairo, Egypt, was designed by heneghan peng architects. The museum which has been personally sponsored by the President of Egypt, Hosny Mubarak and his wife, will preserve the heritage of its extensive collection for future generations; it will house 50,000 exhibits including the whole of Carter’s Tutankhamen collection, with the total number of exhibits rising to 100,000 in the future. To house the collection the gallery floor area will take up 25,000 sq m out of a total of 100,000 sq m built area.
The chosen site for the Museum is at the junction between dry desert and the fertile floodplain on the outskirts of Cairo nested between the ancient Great Pyramids and the modern city of Cairo. The concept behind the monumental project is to unite the modernity of this thriving modern city with the antiquities of the nearby pyramids.