The museum building has rapidly become an iconic feature of the Doha landscape.
Standing alone on reclaimed land, the building draws much influence from ancient
Islamic architecture, notably the Ibn Tulun Mosque of Cairo.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, MIA is comprised of a main building with an adjacent education wing connected by a large central courtyard. The main building rises five-storeys, topped by a high domed atrium within a central tower.
The geometric patterns inspired by the Islamic world adorn the spaces. A variety of textures and materials from wood to stone create a unique environment for the museum’s stunning collections. textures and materials from wood and stone have created a unique environment for the museum’s stunning collections.
The Museum of Islamic Art
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