that is Very present in the arab world, the architect-star French 73-year-old, who has been appointed for a hotel complex in the area of archaeological al-Ula, saudi Arabia, defends it to work for non-democratic regimes.

LE FIGARO. – Why is the museum of Doha, he also put so long to get out of earth?

Jean NOUVEL. – The sheikh Saud bin Mohammed al-Thani, who has been the equivalent of our minister of Culture and Communication before being dismissed from his job in 2005, came to pick me up after having seen my Agbar tower in Barcelona. The site chosen was facing the Corniche, in front of the royal Palace, jewel heritage became the Qatar national Museum in 1975 and restored since then, to integrate into the Pink sands. My first project was a work of land art, buried in the ground. It has not been considered enough of a visible, demonstrative, and monumental, to symbolize the Qatar. He had to start from scratch. And this has not been easy!

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