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New Library - Alexandria (Egypt)

New Library - Alexandria (Egypt)
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Owner : Bibliotheca Alexandrina Ministry of Education
Location : Alexandria Egypt
Architect : Snohetta Hamza Consort
Completion date : 2002
Specification

The building of a roof to cover a suspended geodesic dome made of glassfibre reinforced concrete (GRC). At the beginning of the project, the architect imagined a suspended geodesic dome whose metallic roof cover was covered with black mineral cladding. The assembly was designed to withstand climate constraints: thermal shocks and the preservation of the colouring when submitted to UV rays.

The solution designed by Betsinor Composites was the production of GRC parts covered with a polished methacrylate cladding. Adding flakes of mica highlighted the depth of the material and demonstrated the know-how of the company’s workforce.