Designed by French architect, Jean Nouvel, the National Museum of Qatar opened to the public and gives voice to the interesting story of Qatar and its people. The structure’s shape is inspired by the local desert rose and makes an impressive addition to the landscape of Doha.
The dramatic design of the building offers an immersive and experiential experience to its visitors. The rich environment is divided into three sections: Beginnings, Life in Qatar, and The Modern History of Qatar. Every chapter theme is introduced across eleven separate galleries.
With its curved disks, intersections, and cantilevered angles the museum’s architecture and structure symbolize the mysteries of the desert’s crystallization and looks like petals of the desert rose. Spread over 1.5km, visitors journey through an exciting mix of all-encompassing environments and compelling storytelling that will engage all the senses.
The museum, which is open to all, provides visitors with a wide range of ways to participate, to learn or to relax. A 220-seat auditorium and rolling programme of events ensure each visit offers a new perspective. For students and researchers, the dedicated research center and laboratories provide new study opportunities.
For those looking to relax and take time out, there will be new venues to eat, including a stunning rooftop restaurant and a newly landscaped park that offers family-friendly interactive learning environments and also celebrates Qatar’s indigenous plants.