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National Museum of Qatar Gift Shops / Retail interior

National Museum of Qatar Gift Shops
National Museum of Qatar Gift Shops

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Inspired by Dahl Al Misfir (Cave of Light), the National Museum of Qatar Gift Shops bring nature back into architecture, establishing relationships that connect people and nature through design. Using 3D modeling software, the shops are a three-dimensional puzzle, comprising 40,000 individual wooden pieces. All pieces are unique and only fit together with one other element, requiring they be assembled by hand on-site. The design and craftsmanship for the Gift Shops represent a visually unique example of architecture and retail design that is culturally rooted and sympathetic to the local environment, human experience and place.


  • DEVELOPMENT TIME Other duration

  • TARGET REGIONS Specific country/region: Qatar/Doha

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

Client / Manufacturer

Qatar Museums Authority

Qatar Museums Authority
Doha, Qatar


Koichi Takada Architects

Koichi Takada Architects
Surry Hills/Sydney, Australia

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