Reverse Pyramid at Tahrir Square,Cairo,Egypt
The Great Pyramids, which have been associated as the symbol ofEgypt, were built over four thousand years ago. One of the main social setups symbolized by the pyramid represents the people at the bottom and the pharaoh at the top. The revolution, which was marked by massive demonstrations inTahrir Square, was a process when the people reversed this social symbol of the pyramid.
The main theme in this project attempts to capture and symbolize by a reverse pyramid the overthrowing of the “pharaoh” by the people. The reverse pyramid symbolizes not only the rise of the people, but also the acceding of the people to exercise power over the government and have their will on the way they should be ruled. Inside this statuesque monument will be designed as a public museum commemorating this process of social upheaval and reversal of the social pyramid. From a practical point of view, a reverse pyramid preserves much of the open space while providing considerable area of shade under the Egyptian sun. As for the color of the pyramid, the color of the river Nile was the source of inspiration.