Instagram users have captured images of Dutch studio OMA’s Qatar National Library in Doha, ahead of completion.
Although little has been revealed of the design by the architecture practice, it remains one of the most anticipated projects by the firm in the region, alongside the Qatar Foundation Headquarters, located nearby.
The Qatar National Library’s design is inspired by folded paper. The building is basically two folded papers on top of each other. #qatar #doha #educationcity #qatarfoundation #qatarnationallibrary #qnl #remkoolhaas #oma #architecture #archilovers #architexture #قطر #الدوحة #مؤسسة_قطر #المدينة_التعليمية #عمارة #عمارة_الخليج #مكتبة_قطر_الوطنية A photo posted by Sumayah Al-Solaiman (@sssolaiman) on
The building is 45,000m2 and is divided into three wings, each housing a different type of library.
It will house various heritage material related to Qatar and the wider region. The University and Research Library will contain educational resources while the Metropolitan Public Library will cater to the community.
It will also include a conservation library for the preservation of sensitive documents, a digitisation suite as well as a 120-seat auditorium and libraries dedicated to children and young adults.
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OMA will also be unveiling its first built project in Dubai called Concrete, a multi-disciplinary event space. The building will be inaugurated next month.