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Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Alexandria, Egypt

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Photo: Ibrahim Nafie

Building: Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Location: El Shatby, Alexandria 21526, Egypt
Architect: Snøhetta – Craig Dykers, Christoph Kapeller, Kjetil Thorsen
Structural Engineering: Mamdouh Hamza
General Contractors: Arab Contractors, Balfour Beatty Construction

AE Interests: Built on site of original 2000 year old Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Slender concrete interior will support a unique roof design that has no movement joints across its 16,000 square meter area.

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Written by Lauren Ramos

September 3, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Posted in Built

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