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  • Award Cycle:
    Status:
    Recipient
    Location:
    Doha, Qatar
    Client:
    H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamed Al-Thani, and Qatar Ministry of Information / H.E. Mr. Isa Ghanim al-Kawari
    Architect:
    Michael Rice & Co. and Design and Construction Group / Michael Rice, Anthony Irving
    Completed:
    1977

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Qatar's old Amiri palace was reconstructed to form the nucleus of the museum. The palace complex consists of three courtyard houses, two reception halls and various service quarters, all within a walled enclosure. A two-storey arcaded structure at the centre of the compound, built in 1918, dominates the site. Added is a new three-level Museum of State that joins the north wall of the complex and completes the courtyard. The new building is partially below grade to reduce its scale. The arcaded faåade is proportioned to echo the older buildings.

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