In a city which boasts many examples of world-class architecture, QNCC also secures its position as one of the most unique buildings in Qatar.
Designed by the renowned Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki, he sought to use the magnificent Qatari desert tree, the Sidra, for inspiration.
The Sidra was traditionally a place to shelter in the desert where poets and scholars could meet to share culture and knowledge.
The spectacular façade resembles two majestic Sidras which reach up to support the exterior canopy and welcome guests into the spectacular airy spaces beyond. Once inside, guests never fail to be impressed with the scale and magnificence of the building.
The central foyer is ‘guarded’ by ‘Maman’, the world-famous spider sculpture created by Louise Bourgeois and gifted by the Qatar Museums Authority. Maman both serves as a conversation-piece and an easy meeting point.