Around a building from the early twentieth century that housed both the royal family and the government, Jean Nouvel wanted to build a 52,000 square meter desert rose. The suggestive formation of mineral that shapes naturally in the deserts of Qatar is truly a small exquisite architecture, but bringing it to a human scale without distorting its delicate proportions and maintaining its charm, is the work of the architectural wisdom that Nouvel has acquired over time. The museum has received both the LEED Gold certification and the four sustainability stars assigned by the Global Sustainability Assessment System. The internal exhibition itinerary is organized in three phases: "Beginnings", "Life in Qatar", "The Modern History of Qatar" and illustrates a time span that goes from before human settlements to the contemporary world.
TITLE OF THE WORK: National Museum of Qatar
DESIGNER: Atelier Jean Nouvel, Stéphane Martin
LOCATION: Doha, Qatar
YEAR OF REALIZATION: 2019
PHOTO: Iwan Baan, courtesy of the National Museum of Qatar.