Qatar National Library, Interior. 2/3
One of the things I like about travelling by myself is that I can take time to travel across a city just to see a building. Sometimes I’m disappointed and sometimes, like this time, I’m blown away... however the journey is always part of the fun.
The #qatarnationalmuseum by #RemKoolhaas is spectacular. And, unusually, its more beautiful on the inside than the outside. It works as #modernarchitecture, a #publiclibrary and as a meeting place. In a region known for expensive and dramatic architecture this building feels as though it was built for mars.... but what makes this building work is that it feels as though its made for humans and the stark contrast between spaceage design and archaic books. Possibly my favourite bit of modern architecture anywhere in the world (maybe the Prada Store in Japan is better). #qatar #qatariarchitecture #dohaarchitecture #modernarchitecture #nationalmuseumofqatar #educationcity #nikon1430mm