The design involved part of the Doha City Center – a ~330.000 m2 complex consisting of a number of hotels, commercial and convention centers and others – that is situated at the city’s commercial district.
The Carpet Museum, with total surface of 2.800 m2, was designated to exhibit a private collection of cultural and historical art, with approximately 10.000 carpets and artifacts.
The carpets are featured entirely on dark backgrounds, in order to accent their colours and patterns. Yet, the directed lighting as well as the different textures of materials (mat, shinny, brushed etc) aim at emphasizing at the individual exhibit’s details and intrigue the visitor’s interest.
In the entrance of the museum, five dominant dendriform structures, act as audio and visual “knowledge points”, one for each thematic section of the exhibition.
The holograms and projections, which are used throughout the museum, narrate the local craftsmanship and promote the Qatari cultural heritage, while our wave shaped space concept unites the various sections of the museum.