HQ Architecture + [Qatar]

Museum: PH MUSEUM by FERNANDO ROMERO
Fernando Romero

PH Museum is a 3800 m2 cultural institution designed to showcase photography and photographic equipment.

Fernando Romero

Situated in a desert climate, the museum’s form functions as a large canopy, providing shaded public outdoor areas that are complemented by water features and local vegetation.

Fernando Romero

Inspired by the mechanics of a camera, the organization of the museum reflects the complexity of camera lens. The interior is organized radially from the center of the building and a spiraling ramp connects these spaces to emphasize spatial continuity.

Fernando Romero

The facade is composed of a splayed steel structure, clad in thin panels of local stone that interpret traditional Islamic motifs in an intricate hexagonal pattern.

Fernando Romero

Perforations in the stone panels allow the main lobby to be naturally illuminated and casts lattice-like shadows that help animate the space.

Fernando Romero

These apertures in the facade are reduced over exhibition spaces where environmental conditions must be carefully controlled.

Fernando Romero
Fernando Romero
Fernando Romero
Fernando Romero

Location: QatarArchitect: FR-EE Fernando Romero EnterpriseProject Team: Fernando Romero, Sergio Rebelo, Antonia Wai, Ryan Kukuraitis, Fernando Torres, Yimin Yang, Luying Guo, Kai Liao, Alex MiddletonArea: 3800 M2 Year: 2012

Place: Qatar