Education City Central Library . Doha

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Qatar National Library was the first public library in the Gulf region, founded on 29 December 1962, and based on Qatar’s tradition of Dar Al Kutub.
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Jean Nouvel

The Louvre Museum . Abu Dhabi

jean nouvel . The Louvre Museum . Abu Dhabi (1)

ateliers jean nouvel . renders: © artefactorylab . + Louvre Abu Dhabi

All climates like exceptions. Warmer when it is cold. Cooler in the tropics. People do not resist thermal shock well. Nor do works of art. Such elementary observations have influenced the Louvre Abu Dhabi. It wishes to create a welcoming world serenely combining light and shadow, reflection and calm. It wishes to belong to a country, to its history, to its geography without becoming a flat translation, the pleonasm that results in boredom and convention. It would like to intensify the fascination of exceptional encounters. Continue reading Jean Nouvel