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Qatar Auto Museum by OMA: Building

29 Mar 2022

Designs: OMA

Location: Lusail Express Way, Qatar, Middle East

Qatar Museums Announces Plans For Qatar Auto Museum, Designed By Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Rem Koolhaas, And Opens Automotive Exhibition At National Museum Of Qatar

A Sneak Peek at Qatar Auto Museum Project Previews a Museum Featuring a World-Class Collection of Automobiles, Science & Technology Hubs, and More

Concept design of Qatar Auto Museum project by OMA:
Qatar Auto Museum by OMA building design
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Qatar Auto Museum Building Design by OMA

Tuesday 29th of March 2022 – Qatar Museums has announced plans for the Qatar Auto Museum in Doha designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), led by Pritzker Architecture Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas. An exhibition introducing the project, A Sneak Peek at Qatar Auto Museum Project, opens today at the National Museum of Qatar.

On view through 20 January 2023, the exhibition explores the significance of automotive design in the 20th century and the impact of automobiles on culture, previewing the content of the new museum. The exhibition, presented both inside and outside the museum, includes three iconic cars from Qatar Museums’ collection and approximately 20 unique cars on loan from members of the Qatar Auto Museum advisory board and Qatar’s community of automobile enthusiasts.

1949 Delahaye, 175 S Roadster:
1949 Delahaye, 175 S Roadster
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The Qatar Auto Museum will be located along the Lusail Express Way between the 5/6 Park and Katara Cultural Village, in the former exhibition centre building that hosted the first Qatar Motor Show in 2011. Qatar Museums is working with OMA on designs to transform the building. Development will begin after the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has concluded its operations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

1963 Ferrari, 250 Berlinetta GTO:
1963 Ferrari, 250 Berlinetta GTO
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Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, said, “From sporting events like Formula 1 races to classic car shows, car culture has an expansive presence in Qatar. We are thrilled to present this exhibition, which reflects our passions as auto enthusiasts, during a year when so many visitors will come to Doha to celebrate the World Cup. The exhibition showcases our culture while introducing an exciting new institution dedicated to providing an inspiring educational and technological experience for all. Qatar Auto Museum will serve as an innovative community hub for auto enthusiasts, students, collectors, engineers, and all who appreciate the impact on our world of the emergence and evolution of the automobile.”

1939 Pontiac, Plexiglass Deluxe Six “Ghost Car”:
1939 Pontiac, Plexiglass Deluxe Six Ghost Car at Qatar Auto Museum
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Her Excellency Dr. Hessa Al Jaber, Qatar Auto Museum President, said, “In modern history, very few inventions have impacted everyday life and the broader culture as powerfully and pervasively as the automobile. The Qatar Auto Museum will be a showplace for our unsurpassed collection and like all Qatar Museums institutions will spark innovation, creativity, dialogue, and community, as a destination that will offer new and exciting experiences on each visit.”

Qatar Auto Museum Project interior:
Qatar Auto Museum Project interior
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The Qatar Auto Museum advances Qatar Museums’ legacy of work surrounding car culture, which includes assembling a world-class collection of automobiles, hosting several auto-themed exhibitions, and dedicating a gallery at the National Museum to vintage cars with the support of the Sealine Sports Club (Mawater). A Sneak Peek at Qatar Auto Museum Project introduces the concept design for a new museum that will bring Qatar’s expanding car community under one roof.

Letbelah – 1959 Cadillac, Eldorado car:
Letbelah - 1959 Cadillac, Eldorado car
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The 30,000-square-meter (320,000-square-foot) museum will include permanent galleries that track the evolution of the automobile from its invention through today and how it has influenced culture in Qatar, and temporary exhibition spaces for the display of high-profile vehicles — from supercars and limited editions to racecars and classic cars. Additional facilities will include an Edutainment Center and Workshop Spaces, as well as areas dedicated to children’s activities such as driving simulators, mini car mechanics, kids driving areas, and more.

Advisory board members for the Qatar Auto Museum include: H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, H.E. Mr. Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Mr. Omar Al Fardan, Mr. Salem Al Mohannadi, Sheikh Mohammad bin Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Sheikh Faleh bin Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani, Mr. Hisham Al Mana, Mr. Mohamed Al Jaidah, Mr. Saud Al Mana, Mr. Mohammed Mahdi Al-Ahbabi, Dr. Khalid Kamal Naji, Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, and Professor César Malavé.

The exhibition is made possible by generous support from Qatar Investment Authority, Sealine Sports Club (Mawater), and Qatar Auto Museum advisory board members.

Additional plans for the Qatar Auto Museum will be announced in the coming months.

1938 Chevrolet _ Ford, Jeep:
1938 Chevrolet _ Ford, Jeep
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Qatar Museums

Qatar Museums (QM), the nation’s preeminent institution for art and culture, provides authentic and inspiring cultural experiences through a growing network of museums, heritage sites, festivals, public art installations, and programmes. QM preserves, restores, and expands the nation’s cultural offerings and historical sites, sharing art and culture from Qatar, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA) region with the world and enriching the lives of citizens, residents, and visitors.

Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and led by its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QM has made Qatar a vibrant centre for the arts, culture, and education in the Middle East and beyond. QM is integral to the goal of developing an innovative, diverse, and progressive nation, bringing people together to ignite new thinking, spark critical cultural conversations, educate and encourage environmental stewardship and sustainable practices, and amplify the voices of Qatar’s people.

Since its founding in 2005, QM has overseen the Museum of Islamic Art and MIA Park, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Qatar, QM Gallery Al Riwaq, QM Gallery Katara, and the Tasweer Qatar Photo Festival. Future projects include the soon to open 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, and Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar.

Through its newly created Creative Hub, QM also initiates and supports projects—such as the Fire Station Artist in Residence, the Tasweer Qatar Photo Festival and the creative hub for innovation, fashion and design M7—that nurture artistic talent and create opportunities to build a strong and sustainable cultural infrastructure.

Animating everything that Qatar Museums does is an authentic connection to Qatar and its heritage, a steadfast commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, and a belief in creating value through invention.

Sheikh Jouan – 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing:
Sheikh Jouan - 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing
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National Museum of Qatar

The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) preserves and celebrates the history of Qatar. It engages with its present and inspires the country’s ambitions for the future. The Museum, which opened in March 2019, gives voice to the country’s culture and heritage through artefacts, oral histories, music, films, and artworks. The NMoQ takes the visitor on an immersive and multisensory journey of its 1.5 km thematic and chronological galleries.

The iconic building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, is inspired by the desert rose and comprises of large interlocking disks of different diameters and curvatures that surround the restored historic palace of the late Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, ruler of Qatar (1913 – 1949). Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al-Thani has served as a director since 2013.

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Rem Koolhaas of OMA
Rem Koolhaas
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Car building designs

29 Mar 2022

Designs: Herzog & de Meuron + OMA + ELEMENTAL

Location: Qatar, Middle East

Three New Qatar Museum Building Designs

Qatar Announces Major New Investment In Museum Development To Power Growth Of Its Creative Economy

  • Art Mill: architect Alejandro Aravena / ELEMENTAL
  • Lusail Museum: architect Jacques Herzog / Herzog & de Meuron
  • Qatar Auto Museum: architect Rem Koolhaas / OMA

Three New Qatar Museum Buildings

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Location: Doha, Qatar

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Interior Msheireb (interchange) Station. photo © Hufton+Crow
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Design: I M Pei
Museum of Islamic Art Doha by architect I M Pei |
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Museum of Islamic Art Doha

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Stadium Al Shamal Building
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FIFA World Cup Stadium Qatar
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Al Wakrah Stadium

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Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar building
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Qatar World Cup Stadium
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Al Rayyan Stadium Qatar Architecture News
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Al Rayyan Stadium Qatar

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Lusail Iconic Stadium FIFA World Cup Qatar Foster + Partners
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Lusail Iconic Stadium Qatar

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