Jiwan honored in Prix Versailles' list for world's beautiful restaurants
Jiwan, operated by IN-Q Enterprises (IN-Q), the commercial arm of Qatar Museums, has been named one of the World's Most Beautiful Restaurants by the Selection Committee for the Prix Versailles – the esteemed World Architecture and Design Award at UNESCO.
This prestigious global recognition solidifies Jiwan’s standing for Africa and West Asia in the Restaurants category.
Curated by Prix Versailles, the World's Most Beautiful Restaurants list highlights the significant role of laureates such as Jiwan Restaurant in enhancing and beautifying the living environment. The official list pays tribute to innovation, creativity, reflections of local heritage, ecological efficiency and values of social interaction and participation, principles aligned with the United Nations’ commitment to intelligent sustainability.
Expressing gratitude for this recognition, Kirstin Mearns, CEO of IN-Q, stated, “Jiwan’s acknowledgment by Prix Versailles is a moment of great pride for us all, and an affirmation of just how important visual culture is in all forms of our daily life. The thoughtful interior of Jiwan marries beautifully with the architecture of the National Museum of Qatar and frames the gorgeous vistas of Doha in a way that is truly unexpected. Jiwan is an ethereal yet comfortable setting for a dining experience rooted in the story of Qatar and expressed in contemporary terms by the culinary genius that is Alain Ducasse. We are truly honoured by the recognition given to Jiwan on this global stage, and we invite everyone to experience the enchantment of Jiwan’s architectural culinary poetry.”
Located at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), Jiwan has always been an essential part of the NMoQ experience and a destination, offering timeless experience of Qatar’s natural history and culinary heritage.
Behind Jiwan’s captivating 'desert-scapes' concept is Sydney-based Koichi Takada Architects weaving a narrative of Qatari history within Jean Nouvel’s architectural masterpiece. The carefully created interiors offer visitors a local cultural experience, elevating Jiwan to a symbol of Qatar’s rich heritage.