Committed to artistic and architectural exploration, Qatar has established its capital Doha as a global art destination. Qatar’s strategic national plan values contemporary art and culture as a powerful force, inspiring communities and stimulating a knowledge-based economy.
The Art Mill will be one of the largest and most forward-looking art galleries in the world
Qatar Museums is now searching for an architect to design the Art Mill in Doha. At circa one million square foot, the Art Mill will be one of the largest and most forward-looking art galleries in the world. The museum will require an accomplished design, with architectural integrity and presence, for the spectacular and historic waterfront site reserved for the project. The new institution will complete Doha’s acclaimed sequence of museums devoted to art, including notably, I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art, and Jean Nouvel’s forthcoming National Museum of Qatar.
As much a bridge between cultures as a treasure house, the new museum aims to inspire new insights, encourage receptivity, widen artistic sensibilities, and promote understanding. The Art Mill will celebrate imagination and creativity.
A new model for international design competitions, the Art Mill International Design Competition is structured to allow a highly focused, four-stage search. Qatar Museums is specifically seeking out new – as well as established – talent looking for architects with evident capability who are on the threshold of distinction.
Update: The Art Mill jury met in autumn 2016 in New York. Following an intense session of design interviews with all shortlisted practices and their associates, the jury invited two practices to go forward to a final stage. This stage will be conducted as a charrette with senior client representatives in early 2017, leading to a final jury in March 2017. An announcement will be made following the conclusion of the competition. The jury thanked all shortlisted competitors for their hard work and dedication during the third stage of the competition.