Qatar Auto Museum is a new project that will bring Qatar’s car community under one roof and one mission: to drive culture forward and to inspire the next generation of innovators, designers, engineers, collectors and policymakers through a shared passion for cars.
Designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), led by Pritzker Prize– winning architect Rem Koolhaas, the Qatar Auto Museum will be located along the Lusail Expressway between the 5/6 Park and Katara Cultural Village, in the former exhibition center building that hosted the first Qatar Motor Show in 2011.
The 30,000-square-meter (320,000-square-foot) museum will include permanent galleries and temporary galleries that explore the past, present and future of the automobile and its impact on global life and culture. They will spotlight the car as a proud marker of Qatar’s growth, a common thread between a diverse population, and a unifying vehicle of culture and innovation.
Other facilities will include an Edutainment Center that will house a "Made in Qatar" innovation lab, a Traffic Safety lab, a Mobility and Sustainable Energy lab, a Geekdom Qatar pop culture Center, and areas for children’s activities such as driving simulators and mini car mechanics, children’s driving zones and many more. The museum building will also include a Technology Hub, Classic cars Restoration Centre, Cars Customization and Redesign Centre, and the Museum’s Vault of Cars.