Qatar National Museum inspired by desert rose takes shape

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An aerial view of old and new buildings of Qatar National Museum. The new under-construction museum features an innovative design by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. 

The interlocking disc design by Jean Nouvel is inspired by the desert rose. The space will be a thriving hub for the public, students, and museum professionals. It will redefine the role of a cultural institution, fostering a spirit of participation and providing the conditions for discovery to thrive.

Beyond galleries, it provides:
- 220-seat auditorium
- two retail outlets, two restaurants and a café
- a dedicated food forum, preserving culinary traditions
- research centre and laboratories
- a park filled with indigenous plants
The museum is built around Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani’s original palace – his family home and seat of the government for 25 years. (Source)