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'Desert Rose': The National Museum of Qatar

Published April 9th, 2019 - 06:38 GMT

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By Ewelina Lepionko

The French architect Jean Nouvel said his design for the National Museum of Qatar was inspired by a desert rose.

The Museum has been praised around the world. The museum opens with surprises at every turn. It is meant to reflect national identity for locals, is designed to tell the story of the country's history and its ambitions for the future. Continue reading below »

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 Qatar National Museum Arial view Doha Qatar (Shutterstock)
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Opens the National Museum of Qatar by Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Twitter)
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The museum’s architecture is awe-inspiring and was built to look like a desert rose (Twitter)
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The museum is 10 years in the making (Twitter)
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Residents from across the globe welcome you to travel through the multicultural stories of our nation at the new National Museum of Qatar (Twitter)
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Architecture and culture is a good way to create communication and understanding between civilisations and countries (Twitter)
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National Museum of Qatar by Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Twitter)
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Amazing Architecture The National Museum of Qatar has been inspired by rare desert roses to create a stunning design (Twitter)
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 Qatar National Museum Arial view Doha Qatar (Shutterstock)

Image 1 of 9 Qatar National Museum Arial view Doha Qatar (Shutterstock)

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Opens the National Museum of Qatar by Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Twitter)

Image 2 of 9Opens the National Museum of Qatar by Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Twitter)

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The museum’s architecture is awe-inspiring and was built to look like a desert rose (Twitter)

Image 3 of 9The museum’s architecture is awe-inspiring and was built to look like a desert rose (Twitter)

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The museum is 10 years in the making (Twitter)

Image 4 of 9The museum is 10 years in the making (Twitter)

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Residents from across the globe welcome you to travel through the multicultural stories of our nation at the new National Museum of Qatar (Twitter)

Image 5 of 9Residents from across the globe welcome you to travel through the multicultural stories of our nation at the new National Museum of Qatar (Twitter)

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Architecture and culture is a good way to create communication and understanding between civilisations and countries (Twitter)

Image 6 of 9Architecture and culture is a good way to create communication and understanding between civilisations and countries (Twitter)

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National Museum of Qatar by Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Twitter)

Image 7 of 9National Museum of Qatar by Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Twitter)

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Amazing Architecture The National Museum of Qatar has been inspired by rare desert roses to create a stunning design (Twitter)

Image 8 of 9Amazing Architecture The National Museum of Qatar has been inspired by rare desert roses to create a stunning design (Twitter)

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Amazing Architecture The National Museum of Qatar has been inspired by rare desert roses to create a stunning design (Twitter)

Image 9 of 9Amazing Architecture The National Museum of Qatar has been inspired by rare desert roses to create a stunning design (Twitter)

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