In Qatar, the Sports Museum and the Olympic Games by Joan Sibina

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In Doha, the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum opened its doors on March 31, 2022. Designed by Spanish architectural firm Joan Sibina, the structure spans 19,000 sqm, making it the largest in its class. It offers an interactive dive into the history and legacy of sports and the Olympics. communicated.

The 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum positions itself as one of the most innovative and state-of-the-art sports museums. It intends to mobilize its community and encourage the public to practice a sport or physical activity through its participatory spaces and its programming.

The 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum is part of the Aspire Zone Foundation complex that also includes the Khalifa International Stadium, built in 1976, which will host the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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The opening of the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum is a milestone in our country’s sporting history as Qatar prepares to welcome more than a million visitors for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Faced with the myriad of native languages ​​represented, sport as a universal dialect that promotes brotherhood between peoples and nations. This is especially evident in the museum, which celebrates sports, personalities and iconic moments from different parts of the world. said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani, president of the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum.

With an exceptionally rich collection, the museum highlights the role of sport as one of the most important cultural developments and portrays the history and contemporary importance of Olympics. Paying tribute to the heroes of the various disciplines, it illustrates the development of sport in Qatar, while examining the impact of the major events the country has hosted in recent decades.

The interactive experiences offered in the Activation Zone are designed to promote sport, inspire future talent and encourage the adoption of an active and healthy lifestyle. Staged under the direction of Deputy Chief Curator Kevin Moore, the seven gallery spaces showcase objects from around the world, from the sport’s origins to the present day.

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The museum is built on the edge of the Khalifa International Stadium. It was designed by the Spanish architectural firm Joan Sibina and consists of two buildings: a main building that hugs the arch of the stadium and an adjacent circular building inspired by the Olympic rings. The Khalifa International Stadium in Doha is part of the Aspire Zone, also known as “Sports City”, a 2.5 km² complex in the Baaya district that also houses the Aspire Academy for the youth of Qatar. , the Hamad Aquatic Center, the Aspire Tower and Aspire Park, the largest park in the capital.

On the first floor of the museum, the 3-2-1 Café offers a healthy and tasty menu, as well as takeaway offers. The gourmet restaurant Naua (‘germ’ in Arabic) is located on the fourth floor and offers refined dishes in a relaxed atmosphere with high-quality, seasonal ingredients. It is destined to become a favorite destination for all lovers of healthy and gourmet cuisine.

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The main boutique, located on the second floor, offers visitors a wide range of products inspired by the legacy of sport and the Olympics, including items and clothing that reflect the positive values ​​of sport and their importance to sporting culture. Qatar and elsewhere. From local football team kits to vintage posters, there’s something for everyone and all ages.