Alexandria Library – Alexandria, Egypt
Building: Alexandria Library
Location: El Shatby, Alexandria, Egypt
Structural Engineer: Hamza Associates
Consruction: Arab Contractors, Balfour Beatty Construction
Size: 915,000 sq. ft.
AE Interests: Originally, the oldest library in the world, tragically destroyed in 48b.c. New building: Bold geometry, natural daylighting, reflective pools used for the building’s cooling and help clean the surrounding air.
In 1989, UT graduate Craig Dykers entered the international design competition with the newly founded firm, Snøhetta, and won! Craig became a co-founder and partner in the firm. `