Lecture date: 2008-10-16
The Great Pyramid can potentially be any human beings grave or memorial site. As monumental as it is affordable, it serves those of all nationalities and religions. It will continue to grow with every stone placed, eventually forming the largest structure in the history of man.
The project has received wide international attention since its launch in September 2007: 1500 individuals from about 80 countries have since made a non-binding reservation for a tomb or memorial stone at the project’s website thegreatpyramid.org.
A book on the Great Pyramid is the first in the series ‘Solution’, edited by Niermann, designed by the AA’s Art Director Zak Kyes and published by Sternberg Press. It documents an international masterplan competition presided by Rem Koolhaas.
Ingo Niermann discusses his concept of the Great Pyramid, a tomb for all people.
Nikolaus Hirsch, one of the architectural competition winners, explains his contribution.
Niermann is a writer based in Berlin. His published books include Solution 9: The Great Pyramid (with Jens Thiel); The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends (with Adriano Sack); Metan (with Christian Kracht); Skarbek (with Antje Majewski). Hirsch is an award-winning architect who taught at the AA from 2000-2005. He is a partner in Wandel Hoefer Lorch & Hirsch, Frankfurt.