The Museum of Islamic Art Doha
The new Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, which opened in 2008, is a stunning building from the outside. But its interior designers also aimed to draw the eye to its exhibits with beautifully presented showcases. SCHOTT AMIRAN® glass proved to be the perfect material for the job.
When renowned architect I. M. Pei drew up his vision for the new Museum of Islamic Art in Doha in the early 2000s, he wanted both the exterior and interior to catch the eye – almost as much as the artworks housed there. The building would have a distinctive modern-meets-traditional design based around geometric patterns and ancient Islamic architecture, while the interior would feature a similarly postmodern blend of styles. There, the 410 display cases would have the task of drawing the visitor’s eye once they moved into the main exhibition spaces.