Museum of Islamic Art
Doha, Qatar
This contemporary museum is inspired by the Islamic architectural principles of light, geometry and water. Built on reclaimed land off the coast of Doha, the island museum comprises a five-storey main building and an education centre with a courtyard in between. The main building is monolithic limestone apart from the glass curtain walling to the north, facing the Arabian Gulf. The plan form is a square surmounted by an octagon and then a circle, which is the dome above the atrium. The dome’s facets reflect sunlight from the oculus, a play of light enhanced by chandeliers. Fountains and mist gardens complete the traditional Islamic references.

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The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
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Doha, Qatar
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2008
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Museum of Islamic Art
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museum
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learning center
educational
library
educational
school
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research center
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