THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR, A PROJECT INITIATED BY QATAR MUSEUMS AND MANAGED BY ASTAD, WINS A HIGHLY PRESTIGOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Doha, Qatar, x May 2018: The internationally renowned MIPIM Awards named the National Museum of Qatar as the ‘Best Futura Project’ for its architectural and engineering qualities during their annual ceremony in Cannes this year. Since 1991, MIPIM has honoured only the most outstanding and accomplished projects from around the world.
This year MIPIM looked beyond architectural aspects and honored projects that are making a new step towards connecting people in cities, using innovation and environmental qualities combined with beautiful design.
The National Museum highlights Qatar Museums’ commitment to fulfilling the cultural goals of the 2030 Qatar National Vision, contributing towards creating a strong and sustainable cultural infrastructure for Qatar, and helping to build a diversified, knowledge-based economy. The design of the museum reflects the desert rose, commonly found beneath the sands of the Gulf region. The structure is a highly complex organically propagating series of interlocking disks that surround the building, creating a ring of gallery spaces circling a central court.
The palace of the former ruler of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani is the landmark centerpiece that the National Museum of Qatar is being built around. Located along the Corniche of Doha the project will provide 8,000m2 of permanent and 2,000m2 of temporary gallery space.