How will the Pyramid be built?
Pyramids need no introduction. They have been around in many forms for thousands of years and have fascinated generations of people for all that time. The aim of the Earth Pyramid is not to compete with these amazing structures but to sit alongside them and maybe answer some of the many questions that have surrounded their construction for millennia.
In theory, the design of a pyramid may sound simple as there will be no power, water or any other services connected to it, but The Earth Pyramid will throw up some unique challenges in its design as its location has yet to be decided and the chambers within it will need very careful planning as the artefacts they will hold may vary greatly. The pyramid varies from nearly every other structure built in modern times as the materials it is constructed from must be capable of lasting for 1,000 years without maintenance or replacement.
The one thing we have always intended is to build the pyramid in a way that keeps it carbon footprint as low as possible and using a mixture of new technology and ancient techniques we intend to achieve this.
The design of the structure is being guided by Arup who are a world leader in architectural design and engineering with such structures as the Beijing and Sydney Olympic stadiums to their name. The team from Arup will be helping out with expertise in structural engineering, selection of construction materials, environmental & sustainability aspects. We also have the support of architect and pyramid expert, Jean Pierre Houdin, who has spent 10 years working on a theory of how the great pyramid was constructed and the method he has proposed, with the support of Dassault Systemes, is the only valid theory accepted to this day.
This combined expertise will ensure that the Earth Pyramid will be an amazing monument, constructed with our planet's resources in mind.