Egis awarded Red Sea museum design contract

French construction engineering group Egis said it has been awarded a contract by the Saudi Ministry of Culture to turn the historic Bab Al Bunt heritage building in Jeddah into the Red Sea Museum. 


As per the deal, Egis will be the lead consultant for the design and construction management and supervision services. 


The design responsibility encompasses the architectural design and scenography to ensure a harmonious design which would preserve the original look and feel of the building, said the statement from Egis.


The museum will include more than 100 ancient artifacts, books, manuscripts, rare collections and pictures that demonstrate the history between the ancient residents of the Red Sea Coast and the rest of the world where the pilgrims from all over the world gathered. 


The Red Sea Museum is part of the kingdom's Quality of Life programme, which is a key part of the Saudi Vision 2030 for development of the cultural heritage of the country on the international arena and boost cultural tourism market, it stated.


The initiative aims to embody Saudi Arabia’s new art scene and cultural wealth by focusing on stories of maritime, navigation, geology, diversity and other cultural elements, it added.-TradeArabia News Service




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