Solution 9: The Great Pyramid
Contributions by Heiko Holzberger, Till Huber, Rem Koolhaas, Christian Kracht, Zak Kyes, Chus Martínez, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Madelon Vriesendorp, David Woodard
Projects by Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo), Fake/ Ai Weiwei (Beijing), Nikolaus Hirsch/Wolfgang Lorch/Markus Miessen (Frankfurt am Main), and MADA s.p.a.m. (Shanghai)
If the team behind it is successful, its members will be rich beyond the wildest dreams of even the most ambitious pharaoh. – Sunday Telegraph
Millions of people will buy these bricks? – BBC World Service
The idea could be read as a democratization of megalomania. – Süddeutsche Zeitung
Mega-Pyramid set to save Germany – ORF
Solution 9: The Great Pyramid is the first in the forthcoming Solution series where authors will be asked to develop an abundance of compact and original ideas for other countries and regions, contradicting the widely held assumption that, after the end of socialism, human advancement is only possible technologically or requires a yet-to-be-established world order. This book also documents the architectural proposals for the Great Pyramid, selected by a jury composed of Rem Koolhaas, Omar Akbar, Stefano Boeri, and Miuccia Prada. It also contains critical texts and voices from the press on this exceptional project.
Forthcoming are Solution 1–10: Umbauland by Ingo Niermann and Solution 11–1010: The Book of Scotlands by Berlin-based Scottish writer and musician Momus.
Design by Zak Kyes