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Bibliotheca Alexandrina
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DESIGNER
 
 
Snøhetta
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Afrique
Nation
Egypt [Ǧumhūriyyat Miṣr al-ʿArabiyyah]
Governatorate
Alexandria [Al-Iskandariyah]
Town
Alexandria [Al-Iskandariyah]
Address
El Shatby
 
 
Telephone
+20.3.4839999
Fax
+20.3.4830339
Website
E-mail
secretariat@bibalex.org
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1990 - 1993     project winner of competition
Realisation
1995 - 2001
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AWARDS
 
2004
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Bart Lootsma, Rafaël Magrou, "Snøhetta. Reliefs Nordiques / Nordic reliefs", L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 392, novembre-décembre/november-december 2012, pp. 20-49
"Bibliothèque d'Alexandrie. Egypte / Alexandria Library. Egypt", L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 392, novembre-décembre/november-december 2012, pp. 46-49 (20-49)
Fabrizio Ardito, "Window 2002", Meridiani 173, novembre 2008 [Egitto], "Servizi" pp. 76-83
Maurizio Vogliazzo, "The Aga Kahn Award for Architecture/The Winners", L'Arca 200, febbraio/february 2005, pp. 4-19

"Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Alexandria, Egypt, 2002", L'Arca 200, febbraio/february 2005, pp. 6-7
Leo Gullbring, Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Alexandrie. Égypte, L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 341, pp. 30-31, Juillet-Août/July-August 2002
Richard Ingersoll. Gerald Zugmann (photo), "Risorge la Biblioteca di Alessandria/Alexandria's library reborn", Domus 846, marzo/march 2002, "Servizi/Features" pp. 44-61
Philip Jodidio, Architecture now! vol. 2, Taschen, Köln 2002, pp. 285-293 (284-293)
Karin Tschavgova, "Welche Form hat das Wissen?/What is the Shape of Knowledge?", Architektur Aktuell 12/2001, Dezember/December 2001 [Working conditions], pp. 48-61
Peter Davey, "Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Great Library. Alexandria. Egypt", Architectural Review, vol. 220, no. 1255, pp. 40-51, September 2001
"Tecnologie per la Biblioteca di Alessandria/Technology for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina", L'Arca 47, marzo/march 1991 [Architettura costruita/Built Architecture], "l'Arca2" p. 100
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CLIENT
 
 
Arab Republic of Egypt [Jumhūriyya Misr al-‘Arabiyya] - UNESCO
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 220.000.000 [$/m2 2.580]
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site sq.m. 45.000
floor sq.m. 85.000
buil-up sq.m. 17.300
Height
max m. 32
Diameter
disc m. 160
Volume
m3 488.000
Capacity
books: 8.000.000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
YRM International
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Kari Stensroed, Alf Haukeland, Johan Oestengen
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STAFF
 
Project
Snøhetta
Hamza Consortium
Project architect
Christoph Kapeller
Gestione del progetto
Christoph Kapeller, Kjetil Thorsen, Craig Dykers, Mamdouh Hamza
Collaborators
Jon Bjornsson, Mitchell de Jarnett, Margarethe Friis, Lisbeth Funk, Robert Greenwood, Ole Gustavson, Peter Hall, Finn Kleiva, Tarald Lundevall, Oyvind Mo, Elaine Molinar, Bjorn Stockstad, Marianne Saetre, Knut Tronstad, Mohamed Sharkas, Ibrahim El Halawan, Walid Mansour, Hazem Hafez, Hossam El Soueffi
Structural consultant
Hamza Associates
Dr. Ahmed Rashed, Dr. Mansour Goneim
Art intervention
Jorunn Sannes, Kristian Blystad, Arne Johansen
Furniture
Linda Evensen, Rolf Schmidt, Inger Anita Reigstad
Lighting engineer
Lichtdesign Koeln - Dr. Kramer
Acoustical consultant
Multiconsult
Electrical engineer
Mohamed Shaker
 
 
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