Gallery: Jean Nouvel Unveils Sustainably-Designed National Museum of Qa...

 

Yesterday the Qatar Museum Authority and Jean Nouvel (Pritzker Prize-winning architect) unveiled plans for the new National Museum of Qatar. The cultural center is inspired by the desert architecture and lives of the Bedouin culture as well as a deep-seated respect for the hot desert climate. The new museum will be the first monument travelers see from the airport and the sustainable design of the complex and surrounding landscapes will help prove Qatar to be a forward-looking country.

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  1. sambansono March 26, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I was stunned by the images of this design – both a grand gesture and an exercise in simple elegance. But I don’t really get the phrase “sustainably designed”. while a building certified LEED silver is likely more sensitive than the norm, even LEED platinum falls well short of something truly sustainable… Kudos to Nouvel for a gorgeous design, but c’mon inhabitat – let’s show the concept of real sustainability a bit more respect, eh?

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