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Jiwan Restaurant Debuts at the National Museum of Qatar

January 24, 2023


The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has expanded its onsite offerings with the addition of a new restaurant, Jiwan. Sydney-based Koichi Takada Architects crafted the space in homage to the nation’s rich history and pearl diving legacy, as well as complementing French architect Jean Nouvel’s overall vision for the museum, which opened in 2019.

“Throughout the design process, we learned a lot about Qatar’s culture and history,” says principal Koichi Takada. “We drew inspiration from what the pearl represents in the country’s history and a significant cultural symbol with the word ‘Jiwan’ meaning ‘perfect pearl’ in Qatari.”

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