Solution 9

From Sternberg Press / Solution Series

Solution 9

The Great Pyramid

Edited by Ingo Niermann and Jens Thiel

Distributed for Sternberg Press




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.

ContributorsHeiko 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)


$24.95 T ISBN: 9781933128436 192 pp. | 4.5 in x 7 in 48 color illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.


Ingo Niermann

Ingo Niermann is a writer and the editor of the Solution Series. His recent publications include Burial of the White Man (with Erik Niedling) and Solution 275–294: Communists Anonymous (edited with Joshua Simon). Based on his novel Solution 257: Complete Love, Niermann initiated the Army of Love, a project that tests and promotes a just redistribution of sensual love.

Jens Thiel