An oasis for Qatar's history: At the southern end of the Doha’s corniche road, the new museum on an area of 1.5 million m² invites visitors to relive the history of the country.
In the hot desert climate, the projections form welcome shady areas for the museum's guests. The cavities between the discs act as thermal buffer zones.
76,000 interlocking discs of different sizes complete the new museum complex and form Nouvel's Desert Rose.
Inspired by nature: Like fine sand dunes, the undulating timbered walls and ceilings meander through the rooms of the museum shop. When designing the rooms, the architects were inspired by the light cave of Dahl Al Misfir. Gimbal recessed spotlights create high brightness levels, the cardanic suspension allows them to be aligned in any direction.
The light follows the contours of the ceiling and reinforces the dynamics of its flowing structure. ERCO Parscan and Gimbal luminaires are part of a play of light and shadow that gives the visitor the feeling of walking in an angled cave.
Parscan spotlights with 6° narrow spot light distribution set precise accents in the museum shop.
Also in the Children’s Gift Shop the corrugated wooden walls create magic and dynamism. Gimbal recessed spotlights underline the flowing shapes and create bright general lighting with high visual comfort.
Architectural contrasts par excellence: The New National Museum Qatar, unique in its form, thrones in front of the colourful skyline of Doha.
In the courtyard of the museum, raised by sculptural human hands, Qatar's flag rises to the sky. Created by artist Ahmed Bahrani, illuminated at night by Tesis outdoor in-ground luminaires.