The Old Palace at the National Museum of Qatar is currently closed.
Built near the shoreline and susceptible to cracking, this historic landmark has been restored and refurbished several times since its construction in 1906. Now with new concrete piles supporting the structure and the water table removed, further damage can be avoided.
To unearth the intricacy of its original design, a team of experts had to peel back the layers of old restoration and apply sustainable building solutions using natural materials. This complex conservation project and its team of specialists have successfully safeguarded the building and reinstated the palace’s decorative splendour.