Qatar National Museum
Custom-made beige for Qatar sand rose
The National Museum of Qatar designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel sprang up in the desert of Doha in 2019. This project’s appeal lies in its distinctive architecture in the shape of desert rose and its customised beige shade. In total, almost 80 000 sand-coloured Ultra-High Performance Fibre Concrete (UHPFC) panels form this rose.
For this project, Ateliers Jean Nouvel wanted to protect the building against water and dirt and give the concrete a beige colour reminiscent of desert sand. The architect called upon the expertise of Guard Industrie and its concrete stain ProtectGuard® Color. For this project, Guard Industrie developed a beige shade to best match the colour of the panels.
• Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
• Precast concrete company: Fibrex
• Applicator: AD2France
© Iwan Baan – Architecte Ateliers Jean Nouvel