Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar to open in March 2019

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            <img src="" border="0" /><em>The National Museum of Qatar, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, is being inaugurated on 28 March 2019 [...] 

Nouvel, who also designed the Louvre Abu Dhabi, drew inspiration from the crystalline forms that emerge in the desert as the basis for his design with curved discs, intersections and cantilevered angles.

Aerial photo. Photo: Iwan Baan

“The architectural study which initially was coupled with the programmatic study,” explains the project description on Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s website, “brought to light the underlying paradox of this project: to show what is hidden, to reveal a fading image, to anchor the ephemeral, to put the unspoken into words, to reveal a history which has not had the time to leave a mental imprint; a history that is a present in flight, an energy in action. The National Museum of Qatar is proof patent of how intense this energy is.”

of the sprawling museum campus. Image: Ateliers Jean Nouvel

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