Design for ‘transportable’ Qatar World Cup 2022 stadium released

Demountable tier to be constructed for Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar

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A design modelled on nomadic tents has been released by the Qatar 2022 organising committee for the partly-transportable Al Bayt Stadium and Precinct, one of the eight planned stadiums for the Fifa World Cup 2022.

Al Bayt Stadium, located in Al Khor, a town in northern Qatar, will be delivered by the Aspire Zone Foundation, a stakeholder of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC.) The stadium will be built with a capacity of 60,000 spectators, and will fulfill all FIFA requirements for hosting world cup matches through to the semi-final round.

Parts of Al Bayt Stadium will be transportable. The stadium’s demountable upper tier will be removed following the completion of the World Cup in 2022. According to a statement released by the Qatar Football Association, “the modular parts will be used to build stadiums in countries around the world that lack adequate sporting infrastructure.”

Dar Al Handasa will work as design consultants for the stadium, while Projacs will undertake project management services for the project. The stadium is modelled after Bayt Al Sha’ar, a nomadic tent typical to Qatar, and is expected to “introduce fans and visitors from around the world to the culture of the desert.”

Landscaping around the stadium will be undertaken to provide pathways for pedestrians, cyclists and even horse riders. Retail areas will be laid out to create opportunities for small businesses. A completion date for the project is yet to be announced.

Al Bayt Stadium will target both, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) ratings. Green building materials are expected to be used in order to minimize the rate of embedded carbon and incorporate energy-efficiency practices. Renewable energy generation is expected to be undertaken within Al Bayt Precinct in order to further reduce the carbon footprint.

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