The Qatar National Library in Doha is enjoying a clean and calm interior with beautiful marble bookcases, "set within a single open-plan space." Architectural firm OMA focused on developing an appearance that exuded intelligence in design and brought out the character of the books in the library — some of which are considered "Qatar's most important texts and manuscripts on Arab-Islamic civilization." The result is nothing less than majestic due to the essence, contained in the marble bookcase. In addition, the open-plan space completely immerses guests of the Qatar National Library within an abundant forest of knowledge.
The marble bookcases definitely display the texts in a design-forward way that almost compels people to reach out and grab a copy to read.
Photo Credits: Iwan Baan, Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti