OMA’s Qatar National Library Opens to the Public

    <figure>
Qatar National Library. <a href='http://https://www.facebook.com/TheQatarNationalLibrary/photos/a.777400588989497.1073741838.436689453060614/1548283765234505/?type=3&theater'>via Facebook</a> Qatar National Library. <a href='http://https://www.facebook.com/TheQatarNationalLibrary/photos/a.777400588989497.1073741838.436689453060614/1548283765234505/?type=3&theater'>via Facebook</a>

The OMA-designed Qatar National Library has opened to the public in the Education City district of Doha, Qatar, giving residents access to a wealth of top-of-the-line facilities, including computer labs, group study spaces, a writing center, innovation stations offering 3D-printing tools and musical instruments, and of course, a massive library containing more than one million books, periodicals and special collections.

Some stunning shots of the library have already begun to circulate across social media streams, showing off the building’s striking form and expansive interiors, including the open rows of stacks, hanging seating lounges, interactive media walls, and central labyrinth, among other features.

Check out some first looks at the building below, and stayed tuned for professional photos next week.

A post shared by Iwan Baan (@iwanbaan) on

A post shared by

Oribe (@harutaka_oribe) on

A post shared by vinay (@vin_in) on

A post shared by KHAWLA AL-THANI (@kawkawii) on

A post shared by Mohamad Takriti (@takriti) on

A post shared by Naseem Izzu (@naseemvk) on

A post shared by Mohamad Takriti (@takriti) on

A post shared by Carlo Zappa (@carlozappamtl) on

A post shared by By Erika Bechara (@guiadoha) on

A post shared by NewInDoha (@newindoha) on

A post shared by N o o r (@its_noory) on

OMA To Design "Iconic" Qatar National Library

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser has announced the launch of the Qatar National Library (QNL), to be designed by Rem Koolhaas of OMA. The QNL, a public access library, will symbolically connect the country's past and future.

Leave a Reply