Grand Egyptian Museum
Location: Giza, Egypt
Number of units: 60 monorail systems and 2 (traversing) gantries
The newly constructed Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will comprise over 480.000 square meters (5,200,000 square feet) of gross floor area. Next to a large reserved area for permanent exhibition (approximately 24.000 square meters/258,333 square feet), the GEM will also include a children’s museum, conference center, training center and workshops similar to the old Pharaonic places.
The design of the building is defined by a 50 meter (164 feet) level difference, following the contours of the Egyptian desert. This difference in height is reflected in the interior design of the museum, existing of a large corridor system, all connected by one main stairway.
XSPlatforms was selected to design various FacadeXS solutions which perfectly suited the needs and wishes of the client. A solution that provides perfect access to the extensive amount of glass facades (in and outdoors), without harming the visitors’ experience while walking around in the museum. In short, a solution with maximum accessibility with minimum impact.
52 x XS127 (inclining) monorail systems.
A total track length of approx. 3600 meters (11 811 feet).
8 x XS133 (horizontal) monorail systems.
A total track length of approx. 523 meters (1715 feet).
Including a total of 16 pieces of (2-person) self-hoisting gondolas.
Gondolas interchangeable between systems.
16 (monorail) systems are used for Rope Access (with abseil trolleys).
24 (monorail) systems with Glass Replacement Units.
GRU’s with max. loads of 250 and 450 kg (551 and 992 lbs).
2 x traversing (telescopic) gantry bridge.