Platinum 2019 / INTERIOR DESIGN

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR GIFT SHOPS

  • Company/Firm
    Koichi Takada Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Koichi Takada
  • Firm Size
    Large
  • Firm City
    Sydney
  • Web URL

Inspired by Dahl Al Misfir (Cave of Light), the National Museum of Qatar Gift Shops echo Koichi Takada’s vision of bringing nature back into architecture, establishing relationships that connect people and nature through design. Using 3D modelling software, the shops are a three-dimensional puzzle, comprising 40,000 individual wooden pieces. Each is unique, fitting only with its corresponding piece and were assembled by hand on-site. The intensity of the design and craftsmanship pays homage to the desert rose inspired architecture and celebrates the natural Qatari heritage of the desert-scape.

Photo Credit: Koichi Takada Architects