project details

Client
National Museum of Qatar

Architect
Atelier Jean Nouvel

Rendering
Atelier Jean Nouvel

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National Museum of Qatar

The National Museum of Qatar is an organic architectural design that will appear to rise from the desert as the Dessert Rose formations that are found under the Qatari sands. Threshold Acoustics is working with Atlier Jean Nouvel in the Museography design as the interior spaces of the main museum are being brought to life.

The story of the Qatari peninsula and the Qatari people will unfold throughout the twelve interwoven gallery spaces. Within each gallery, intimate spaces for testimonies and song will hold the attention for a time as patrons traverse through the overall soundscape and visual story of Qatar projected on the very walls of the museum. Appropriate levels of acoustic separation, at times significant and at times subtle, will  be the defining aural character of this new monument to the people and history of Qatar.

The museum is scheduled to re-open in December of 2014.