Chosen from eight finalists, Elemental was inspired by the iconic “rhythmic monumental grain silos” of the original Flour Mills that formerly oc

Elemental's Art Mill Concept Design.
Elemental's Art Mill Concept Design. © Qatar Museums and Malcolm Reading Consultants.

“Art Mill will be an international exemplar where art connects across cultures and boundaries,” Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, jury chair and Qatar Museums chairperson, stated on the winning concept. “ELEMENTAL's assured handling of space and scale in its treatment of the silos creates a memorable and original scheme that evokes a strong sense of calm. The team showed a love of simplicity in the use of humble materials, which will acquire a patina with age.”