Qatar Museum chooses Saint-Gobain


In Doha, the National Museum of Qatar, designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, has just opened its doors to the public.

Qatar Museum chooses Saint-Gobain

The impressive 40,000 m² building, inspired by the local desert rose, has 539 “petals” formed by thousands of interconnected concrete disks.

Several Saint-Gobain solutions were selected for this challenging architectural structure. Weber supplied 900 metric tons of ready-mix mortars and Kimmco-Isover delivered 150,000 m² of glass wool to insulate the building, as well as its air conditioning, ventilation and water pipes systems. Awarded LEED Gold certification, this museum retraces Qatar’s history dating back 7,000 years.

Photo Credit: Iwan Baan