Ngaren

Kenya

Description

World-renowned Paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard Leakey commissioned Studio Libeskind to create an unprecedented science museum dedicated to the story of humankind. Sited on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Rift Valley—the cradle of humankind and where Leakey first discovered the most complete skeleton of early man, Turkana Boy. The design is inspired by the forms of ancient hand axes that were the first tools of early man marking the beginnings of human ingenuity. The monolithic volumes rise like vertical stalactite set against the dramatic landscape of greater Nairobi in Loodariak. Through a series of interactive, cutting-edge exhibition spaces, Ngaren will unravel the mysteries of our beginnings.

 

For more information the public may visit www.ngaren.org