Qatar National Library. Doha 2018

Architectural and
interior design project:
OMA - Rem Koolhaas


The Qatar National Library, designed by OMA, is an iconic building with striking architectural forms situated in Education City, the new university district of Doha, which hosts a number of campuses, research institutes and important cultural organizations. Characterized by innovative solutions, the complex is divided into three wings, each of which hosts a different type of library, for a total collection of over one million books.There are also spaces for the preservation of special collections, a library for children and adolescents, a 120-seat auditorium, facilities for individual and group study, multimedia stations, a writing center, and spaces accessorized with a wide variety of creative tools. The interior environment, completely open and flooded with natural light from the ample facades in undulating glass, is defined by the layout of library stacks, which delineate and organize the various areas according to function.
Series products
Libreria CF Double-sided modular aluminum bookcases, customized with sides and tops in white La Marina marble and equipped with LED lights, temperature and humidity sensors, air recirculation system, and cabling for power and data connections. Naòs System Library tables with structure in natural-finish anodized aluminum and glass top, back-painted in white. iSatelliti S/200 Workstations with metal support structure and height-adjustable top in laminate. Parete AP Partition elements with double-glazed panels in safety glass with insulating cavity, and frame in anodized natural-finish aluminum, with guides concealed in the ceiling and flooring.Workstations with desktop finished in white, and legs in square-sectioned metal profiles.
Work environments: Glazed partition walls: 3000 sq m. Bookcases: 325. Library tables: 50. Workstations: 200.
Qatar National Library. Doha  2018
Qatar National Library. Doha 2018
Qatar National Library. Doha  2018
Qatar National Library. Doha 2018
Qatar National Library. Doha  2018
Qatar National Library. Doha 2018
Qatar National Library. Doha  2018
Qatar National Library. Doha 2018
Qatar National Library. Doha  2018
Qatar National Library. Doha 2018
Qatar National Library. Doha  2018
Qatar National Library. Doha 2018
Qatar National Library. Doha  2018
Qatar National Library. Doha 2018
Qatar National Library. Doha  2018
Qatar National Library. Doha 2018