Al-Wakrah Stadium

Updated: 14.11.2016

Target capacity45 000
Country Qatar
CityAl-Wakrah
ClubsAl-Wakrah SC
CategoryConstruction in progress
Tournament World Cup 2022
Construction 05/2014 - 2018
Design AECOM, Zaha Hadid Architects
Design time 2013
Contractor MIDMAC, PORR QATAR

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Description: Al-Wakrah Stadium

While initial announcements have put the construction in just one-year-long time frame, reality verified these plans. Groundbreaking took place in May 2014, but enabling works on the solid rock-base proved a lot more complicated. Now proper construction should start in 2015 and this is when contractor will be known.

Creating the design for Al-Wakrah's new stadium was assigned to AECOM and Zaha Hadid in June 2013, while first renderings of the venue were shown in November of that year.

The stadium was designed with links to local maritime traditions, using waves on the roof cover and wooden ribs underneath the cladding to make the interior of the roof resemble the structure of traditional boats.

Under main roof arches of 230m each there are stands for 44,000-45,000 people on two tiers. The entire upper ring of seating is to be demounted once games of the 2022 World Cup end, leaving half the initial capacity.

The stadium is to ensure comfortable temperatures to fans with shade, aerodynamics and mechanical ventilation systems used to minimise the impact of heat.

Around the stadium a vast 585,000 public space is planned with two training fields cooled to 26 degrees, two indoor halls, four tennis courts and two basketball pitches, among other sporting infrastructure. Also a 10,000 sqm retail complex and a four-star 150-room hotel are planned.

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