NMoQ begins work on Qatar TotalEnergies Playground

The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has started construction of the outdoor ‘Qatar TotalEnergies Playground’. The project, first announced in 2019, is sponsored by TotalEnergies and is designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL).
The ‘Qatar TotalEnergies Playground’ will provide a unique experience for families to explore and discover the story of energy in Qatar through meaningful play. The playground’s maze-like architecture is inspired by energy on a molecular level and prompts children to act the part of historic and future energy extraction, production, distribution and use through an engaging series of ‘pick-your-own-adventure’ scenarios. Each scenario interprets a variety of stories, including the natural formation of fossil fuels, harnessing renewable energies, reducing carbon emissions, and the myriad of final products used in society.
Construction will be carried out by the Supervisory Committee for Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar (Ashghal) and is due to be unveiled by the end of September 2022.
To mark this milestone, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums; Patrick Pouyanné, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer at TotalEnergies; Ahmad Musa Al Namla, chief executive officer of Qatar Museums; Matthieu Bouyer, managing director TotalEnergies EP Qatar and TotalEnergies Country Chair in Qatar; and Dr Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, president of Ashghal, among other high-profile dignitaries, attended a ceremony at the playground site.
The commemoration also saw the unveiling of the TotalEnergies plaque at NMoQ’s Gallery 10, as well as the first stone ceremony, to symbolise the playground.