Martin Scorsese and Ben Kingsley were among the stars who graced the digital red carpet at the entrance of the new Islamic Museum of Doha, designed by Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei
The five-storey building, designed by Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei
, whose projects include the Pyramide du Louvre in Paris, also houses exhibition halls, a library and an education centre.
Although the city of Suzhou was founded in the sixth century, during the Ming and Qing dynasties of the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries it flourished as the Florence of China, according to the architect Ieoh Ming Pei
Ieoh Ming Pei
(pronounced: eeyo ming pay), the son of a banker, was born in Canton, China, and grew up in Shanghai.
The opening will take place in an open theater which can accommodate 3,000 people, built especially for the festival on the man-made island housing the Islamic museum of Doha that was designed by the American-Chinese Ieoh Ming Pei
, the architect of the Pyramid of the Louvre museum.