National Museum of Qatar Wins Prestigious Design Award

In another milestone ahead of its opening in March this year, the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has been awarded the Best Roofs cape honor at the 15th edition of the annual Wallpaper Design Awards.

Each year, a panel of international creatives is invited by Wallpaper magazine to nominate projects and designers across 11 categories, from best hotel design to best new private house, that have generated buzz in the design community over the past year.

NMoQ was chosen as the Best Roofs cape winner due to its iconic design, which stemmed from architect Jean Nouvel’s fascination with the desert rose � a natural crystalline formation found in the sands of Qatar.

Speaking to the magazine, Nouvel noted that the concept was created in 3D from the outset, adding: To formalize a rose was very difficult, so the whole project was done in software With its great curved discs, intersections and cantilevered angles, the museum is a totality, at once architectural, spatial and sensory.

Source: Government of Qatar