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Nouvel reveals new National Museum of Qatar plans

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[FIRST LOOK] Hot on the heels of winning this year’s Serpentine Pavilion commission, Jean Nouvel has revealed these images of his proposed new National Museum of Qatar (NMQ)

Built around the historic Fariq Al Salatah Palace – itself a museum since 1975 – the new 40,000m² landmark features a ‘ring of low-lying, interlocking pavilions’ encircling a large courtyard area.

According to a press statement: ‘The National Museum of Qatar will be the setting for a program in which entire walls become cinematic displays, ‘sonorous cocoons’ shelter oral-history presentations and hand-held mobile devices guide visitors through thematic displays of the collection’s treasures.’

Yesterday (23 March) the Pritzker Prize-winning French architect was unveiled as the 10th international architect to be handed the project to design the temporary Serpentine Pavilion on the lawns outside the art gallery in Hyde Park.


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