AMIRAN®
AMIRAN®Museum Of Islamic Art, Doha

The Project

The Team

The Material

There could hardly be a more suitable place for the art treasures of the Islamic world than this unusual museum building planned by I.M. Pei and enhanced by the well-balanced interior rooms of Jean-Michel Wilmotte.
SCHOTT AMIRAN® glass create a suitable environment for the oriental exhibits. Fiber optic lighting from SCHOTT set the stage for each one of the artworks inside the 300 display cases designed by Click Netherfield.

The Project

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Setting the stage artistically

The exhibit rooms located on five floors that surround the atrium were designed by the French interior designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte: Exotic Brazilian wood, dark grey porphyry and metallic fabric create a contrast with the light brickwork. 410 simple, partially room-high display cases made of anti-reflective SCHOTT AMIRAN® glass create a suitable environment for the oriental exhibits. Fiber optic lighting containing components from SCHOTT also set the stage, without disturbing the viewer by emitting light that is too bright, for each one of the works of art inside the 300 display cases designed by Click Netherfield. There could hardly be a more suitable place for the art treasures of the Islamic world than this unusual museum building planned by I.M. Pei and enhanced by the well-balanced interior rooms of Jean-Michel Wilmotte.

The Team

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Architect
I.M. Pei, New York (USA)

Project Manager
Emmanuel Brelot and Fabian Servagnat, Paris (F)

Interior design and exhibition design
Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Paris (F)

Planning of the structural framework
Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New York (USA)

Light Planning
Fisher Marantz Stone, New York (USA)

Display case approach and manufacturing
Click Netherfield Ltd., Livingston (UK)

Location
Doha (Q)

The Material

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SCHOTT expertise
  • Anti-reflective SCHOTT AMIRAN® glass for the display cases.
  • High-precision edge processing of the glass.
  • Flexibly designed glass fibers for ceiling and display case lighting Fiber optic components in lengths of between 1.5 and 20 m / 5 and 65 feet.