• Capabilities: Structural Engineering, Architectural Design, Performance Driven Architecture
  • Sectors: Public Sector

Museum Of Islamic Arts

Doha, Qatar - Middle East - The museum houses an important collection of artifacts illustrating the development of Islam and the evolution of the Arab culture from various geographic regions. Arcadis designed the Museum of Islamic Art as a landmark for the State of Qatar on the Doha skyline.

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The museum houses an important collection of artifacts illustrating the development of Islam and the evolution of the Arab culture from various geographic regions. The museum contains exhibition spaces, galleries, an auditorium and a library for the display of manuscripts, weaponry, numismatics, art works and works of art depicting the orient.


Located at a highly prominent site close to the Corniche Road, the 12,250 square meter museum has a built-up area of 30,600 m2 which was constructed nearly 100 meters offshore within Doha Bay, and is linked to the mainland by vehicle and pedestrian bridges. Built on piles, the museum structure does not have a surrounding land perimeter but appears to rise directly from the waterline.

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Museum of Islamic Art

The four thematic sections on science, calligraphy, carpets, and paintings show specific materials related to each one of the nine historical sections providing the visitor an introduction to the museum collection. This area is also intended as key to the museum discourse and as a preliminary guide for the Museum visit. The museum also contains the directorate which houses administration offices, while the support services area contains storage spaces for exhibits not on display, and laboratories for the preservation and restoration of the museum’s collections. The architectural form places emphasis upon the cultural, environmental and historical values emerging from the context. The traditions of Islam and Arab culture, along with the hot and arid climate of the State of Qatar have influenced the design. 

Arcadis supervised and designed this iconic structure on the Doha skyline.

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