AECOM, in association with Zaha Hadid architects (as consultants) have been appointed to design Al Wakrah, the 2022 FIFA world cup stadium in the precinct in Qatar, just south of Doha.
The sporting complex has been conceived to visually represent an oasis, embracing the cultural heritage of the host city, while heightening fan experience. constructed on a modular design, the arena will have a maximum seating capacity of accommodating 45,120 spectators during FIFA World Cup matches - the permanent lower tier housing 25,500 seats, with the modular upper tier will have 19,620 seats.
Additional programs will include an aquatic center and other sporting facilities, along with a spa and retail space. in response to its location and climates experienced there, the project will see the integration of cooling technology systems, with climate-control requirements to establish renewable energy production. Work is set to commence immediately.
Thanks to Designboom.