The Qatar National Museum is one of the places that must be visited in the country. Officially opened last week, this place is said to be amazing. Not only from the side of the building, but also what’s inside. Some people say this museum is amazing, both from the outside and inside. The National Museum of Qatar contains everything about the country, specifically the stories that took place from prehistoric times, to ongoing political events, such as the blockade of the Arabian Gulf countries.
Many people seem to be interested in the architecture of this museum building. Designed by architect from France, Jean Nouvel, this museum building is made of 539 patterned discs that look amazing touching and angles. There are artifacts and sculptures, as well as a kind of tent created as used by nomadic people in Qatar. According to Nouvel, the design was inspired by desert roses, a mineral formation found in the Middle Eastern country. At first glance it looks like the intersection of a random bar, so the geometry is very unexpected.
Nouvel made a building which he described as geometry. Inside and outside, this building looks very rhythmic and enters space into the space inside as if a stream is formed. The architectural design for the Qatar National Museum began in 2003. According to Nouvel, to realize the work, arup engineering firms and computers that have components to support it are needed. “A few years before, we were not likely to design it,” Nouvel said. The head of the Qatar National Museum, Sheikha Al Mayassa Hamad said the building was designed for the 21st century. Previously, there were obstacles due to the lack of flat surfaces inside the building.
However, the Qatar National Museum can still be established well. Sheikha al-Mayassa also said that this place would be the pride of all citizens. “All your projects are locally focused. “This national museum must be about our national identity,” Sheikha al-Mayassa explained. One interesting display at the Qatar National Museum is a gallery that displays the country’s oil and gas supplies. According to Sheikha al-Mayassa, people need to know and should not ignore the role of natural resources which are considered to have a major contribution to the development of Qatar. “If it wasn’t for oil resources, we wouldn’t be like today,” Sheikha al-Mayassa said.