Mohamed Noeman

Cairo University

Department of Architectural Engineering

P15 | NERM. National Egyptian Revolution Museum.

by Mohamed Noeman 

The main concept is that of light breaking the darkness. Why choose the light-darkness duality? Light always gives hope to people just like in the case of revolutions, which give hope against injustice and oppression (darkness). Why choose the location of El Menya? El Menya is one of the cities that passed through a long period of darkness and injustice since the British occupation and up until now. This project aims to give hope to the current community by creating different activities at the back of the building, which is facing the main axis coming from the surrounding context. With this, it aims to help people get rid of the feeling of helplessness. Moreover, the project employes a time-line to create a scenario that explains the positive and negative periods of the revolutions that have passed through it. Each hall explains a part of this scenario by applying one of two different modes, Light or Darkness, which correspond to the negative and positive periods of the revolution.


Mohamed Noeman.  Born in Cairo, Egypt (1990). Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Cairo University in 2012. He joined a couple of competitions in parallel to his undergraduate studies. He achieved the first rank in the 2nd year Architecture Design studio in designing an Exhibition Area (2010), and also the first place in the Limited International Competition for the redesign of the King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Mosque (KAAM). As a member of the design team in CDC-2011, he achieved the second place in the International Architecture Students Competition in February 2012. He has accomplished part of his pre-master thesis from BTU (Brandenburgische Technische Universität), Cottbus, German, from October 2012 till February 2013. Since the academic year 2013, he has been a teaching assistant at the Department of Architecture, Cairo University and writing his thesis on the relation between color and urban design as a way to solve the informal settlement in Egypt.