Soon to be one of the Middle East's most iconic landmarks, the National Museum of Qatar's design reflects the desert rose, commonly found beneath the sands of the Gulf region.
We are providing Project and Construction Management consultancy throughout the development of the museum, ensuring our Client's vision of an iconic, world-class building that complements the palace of the former ruler of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani is brought to life.
The palace is the landmark centerpiece that the National Museum of Qatar is being built around. Located along the Corniche of Doha, Qatar, the project has a total gross area of 40,000m2 and will provide 8,000m2 of permanent and 2,000m2 of temporary gallery space.
This project includes an al 115,000m2 park with an artificial lagoon and parking spaces for 400 vehicles, a 220 seat auditorium, a research center, laboratories, a dedicated food forum, two restaurants, a cafe and a museum shop.
The design is an organically propagating series of interlocking disks that surround the structure, creating a ring of gallery spaces circling a central court.
Inspired by the desert rose, the interlocking disks that compose the building are representative of petals, each positioned at different angles. The disks are made of steel truss structures assembled in a hub-and-spoke arrangement, clad in glass fiber reinforced concrete panels.