The Art Museum of the future will be neither a singular container of the past nor an incubator for the new; the Art Museum will instead serve as a place where the old and new coexist. It will act as a place where people and artifacts are connected and interact with one another in meaningful and unexpected ways.
Building upon the site’s recent history as a flour mill and the legacy of the larger region, the design for the Art Mill re-appropriates the existing industrial buildings and proliferates the architectural language of the silo as a motif and organizing element. The design bridges between the region’s industrial past and its history of civic architecture by transforming the flour mill into a platform that celebrates Qatar’s commitment to sharing its rich art and culture as a cornerstone of its future legacy. The project is organized around an array of interior and exterior spaces which initiate a dialogue between formal and informal, responsive sets of spaces. These two dynamics mirror the civic spaces of Qatar in the kinds of environments artists are working in today.
Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee
Nelson Byun (Project Lead), Andri Luescher, Iris Gramegna, Gabriel Chareton, Mihai Radulescu