museum of islamic arts in qatar by i.m. pei
commissioned by the ruling al-thani family of qatar, the new museum of islamic arts recently had its grand opening in doha, qatar. the museum is designed by 91-year old architect i.m. pei, best known for his work on the louvre pyramids, rock and roll hall of fame in cleveland and the bank of china tower in hong kong. the museum has an area of 45,000 m2 and is located on a man-made island in doha. the museum will be home to an extensive collection of islamic art and also feature a study, library and several restaurants. the façade of the building is made from white limestone that is stacked in a geometric array inspired by islamic architecture. at the center of the building is a domed tower that serves as an atrium connecting the galleries.

museum of islamic arts in qatar by i.m. pei

museum of islamic arts in qatar by i.m. pei

museum of islamic arts in qatar by i.m. pei

museum of islamic arts in qatar by i.m. pei

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in qatar, an art museum of imposing simplicity – new york times