Giza Pyramids Plateau Site Development
|Location : Giza, Egypt
|Year : 2009
Owner : Supreme Council of
Work-scope : Preliminar Design
and Implementation Supervision
|Giza plateau land uses and activities
The Giza Pyramids World Heritage Site Rehabilitation Plan commenced in January 2009 and comprises a Heritage Plan to conserve both built and natural heritage by; pedestrianizing the Pyramid Precinct and rerouting of all vehicular traffic; relocating structures that severely alter the nature of the heritage site; and relocating all horse-riding and recreation activities from the Pyramid Precinct to the Environs.
A Visitor Plan aims to provide an improved visitor experience, through the provision of; Visitor Information Centre and services; Culture & Children’s Centre ; Environmentally friendly dotto on a special route; Viewing plateaus, “Panoramas”; Walkways at points of high pedestrian traffic; Information & restroom points on the visitor route; Bazaar & Retail outlets at designated areas.
The site is divided into the Pyramid Precinct, that holds most of the Giza monuments, and the Environs, which includes sites of archaeological digs and a buffer zone to protect the core site.
The master plan’s main methodology relied on dividing the site owned by the MSAA as defined by the security fence(s) into zones depending on their significance, asserting preservation and activity guide-lines for each one. Three zones came of out this plan;
Giza plateau Master plan components:
Site services and administration:
Environmentally-friendly dotto bus
Pedestrian paths and walkways
The visitor centre consists of two buildings that provide two separate secure-entrances for tourists and students.
Sector One: Located near the current Mena House Gate will hold the MSAA Giza offices near the already existing main Giza storage magazine and labs.
Sector Two: Adjacent to the Cairo-Fayoum Gate to the south-west will hold the site engineering department, fire station and police station.
Sector Three: To the south-east of the BZ, will hold the mounted police division for the Giza site. This zone is mostly in the TZ and contains the horse and camel riding activity as well as a bazaar area where the local community sells souvenirs.
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