Qatar Flour Mill in Doha, Qatar.

Chilean Architects Win Competition to Design New Museum in Qatar

Gareth Harris and Javier Pes report in the Art Newspaper that the Santiago-based architecture firm Elemental has won a competition to convert a former flour mill on the coast of Doha Bay, located to the east of the Museum of Islamic Art, into a new gallery for Qatar Museums.

The approximately 86,000-square-foot Art Mill will mainly comprise gallery and exhibition space, though the project will also include a conservation center and museum storage as well as education, conference, and event spaces. A spokeswoman for Qatar Museums declined to comment on the purpose of the new venue. Whether it will house Qatar’s modern and contemporary art collection or host international loan exhibitions remains unclear.