Location: Doha, Qatar
Area: 413 sqm.
Architect: Jean Nouvel
New building of National Museum of Qatar designed by Jean Nouvel grows from the sands of desert around the original 20th century palace of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al Thani. It’s like a bridge between past and present of Qatar. The museum building consists of curved and flat shapes, which are similar to a desert rose. The main material for the outdoor finish is a concrete colored like sand.
Glazing was performed by using complicated laminated shaped glass. Every unit was carefully checked by Burou Veritas before shipment to Qatar. Laminated glass was digitally printed with black color, creating a gradient frit and a shadow effect simultaneously. This is a perfect solution for solar shading in conditions of such a hot climate.