Islamic Museum of Art | Bridges 

The museum, dramatically sited in Doha Bay, houses an important collection of Islamic Art.  The building is an important cultural addition to the region. The museum is comprised of two distinct structures: a Ramp and Garage Building on dry land and the Museum Building offshore. The two structures are connected by a double deck vehicular bridge. The building is made has architectural exposed concrete throughout the structure. 

 

The project includes five different bridges. A double deck vehicular bridges and a single pedestrian bridge provides the sole means of access to the museum’s offshore location in the bay.  The bridges are cast-in-situ tapered sections of architectural concrete.  Inside the facility, 72-ft (22m) three pedestrian bridges structured in metal and glass span the central atrium.  The bridges span 203-ft (62-m).

 

 

Location

Doha, Qatar

 

Client 

Qatar Museums Authority

 

Architect

I.M. Pei in Association with Pei Partnership

 

Architect

Platinum Award for Engineering Excellence, 2008

American Council of Engineering Companies New York

 

Award of Merit (Out of Country), 2007

Concrete Industry Board