Architecture in Qatar fuses modern geometric aesthetics with traditional design forms. Examples of this include the recently reopened Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I. M. Pei, which blends traditional Islamic architecture with the modernity of the twenty-first century; and the National Museum of Qatar, brought to life by Jean Nouvel, who envisioned an architectural masterpiece of interlocking discs inspired by the desert rose.
These iconic museums represent more than just breath-taking design. Each one has been built with sustainability in mind. Qatar Museums seeks to nurture environmental awareness in tandem with its development of art, culture and knowledge.