Nubian Museum - Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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Nubian Museum

Nubian Museum
Location: Aswan, Egypt (North Africa)
Architect: Mahmoud El-Hakim
Client: Nubian Antiquities Salvage Fund; Supreme Council of Antiquities
Completed: 1997
Site size: 50'000 m²

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Nubian Museum Project Brief

A two-storey museum constructed of local stone and located on top of a rocky hill. The plan and expression derive from ancient temples, fortresses, and the domestic architectural vocabulary of the region.

2001 Award Recipients