National Museum of Qatar
Atelier Jean Nouvel
Photography Danica O. Kus
The National Museum of Qatar is an organic architectural design that appears as if to rise from the desert as the Desert Rose formations that are found under the Qatari sands.
The story of the Qatari peninsula and the Qatari people unfold throughout the eleven interwoven gallery spaces. Within each gallery, intimate spaces for testimonies and song hold the attention 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, are the defining aural character of this new monument to the people and history of Qatar.