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In the past two decades, Qatar has undergone a dramatic transformation by engaging world-class architects to create striking designs. The majority of these magnificent structures are inspired by local culture, landscape and traditions, as seen in the designs of the National Museum of Qatar, the Museum of Islamic Art, 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, M7 and Fire Station: Artist in Residence.

Exterior view at nighttime showing Mathaf's contemporary building brightly lit

A renovated former school, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art was founded in 2010

Detail view of the Museum of Islamic Art showing its angular architecture against a bright blue sky

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, the Museum of Islamic Art incorporates various cultural and religious design elements

Exterior of The Fire Station Artist in Residence building showing its bright yellow shutter doors and sculpture at the entrance

The Fire Station: Artist in Residence building was transformed into an arts space in 2012

The geometric architecture of M7 and hexagonal tiled flooring against a cloudy Doha sky

Situated in Msheireb, M7 provides essential tools to creative professionals.

A close view of NMoQ's disks with the sculpted arches of the Old Palace visible in the background

 

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