Lusail Iconic Stadium
|Construction||2015 - 2019|
|Design||Manica Architecture, Foster and Partners|
|Within the design||First fully retractable roof, ecological cooling system.|
|Notice||The stadium is part of Qatar's bid to host World Cup 2022.|
What if - unfulfilled stadium promises
What if? Although this question often leads to nowhere, in the case of stadiums it is quite reasonable. So take a trip with us into stadium neverland, where we find the facilities that have failed to see the light of day.
Qatar 2022: World Cup final venue under construction
So far only some 500 people have been hired on the site, but eventually up to 7,000 workers will work on delivery of the Arabian Peninsula’s largest stadium!
Qatar 2022: Lusail Stadium contractor selected
HBK Contracting and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited will deliver Qatar’s most impressive stadium, the host of 2022 World Cup final.
Qatar 2022: Construction tender launched for Lusail Iconic Stadium
Bidders are welcome as long as they’re able to build the 80,000-seater within $770 million. Construction should be launched by year end.
Qatar 2022: Work begins on World Cup final venue
It’s a rare case to see groundbreaking before actually knowing what the stadium will look like. But then it’s also a unique project in global scale.
Qatar 2022: Foster to design the iconic Lusail stadium
It’s not common for an investor to turn down all ideas from the world’s best architects. But it was the case with Lusail Iconic Stadium. After second competition Lord Foster will design the stadium.
Qatar 2022: Entire World Cup in one city? It’s possible…
While FIFA never allows the host country to have more than to stadiums per city, they made quite an exception for Qatar. In fact, in 2022 the furthest host venue might be just 30km from Doha.
Qatar 2022: Four designers shortlisted for Lusail stadium
In March the Supreme Committee dismissed all entries from top architectural practices, claiming none met the expectations. Now Qataris invited some of them to workshops and now saw entries from four shortlisted offices.
2022 World Cup: Blatter admits selection of Qatar was a mistake
Sepp Blatter openly admitted that hosting the summer World Cup in Qatar was a mistake. In a following statement by FIFA the choice was called an ‘error’, but this doesn’t mean changing hosts. Rather a step towards winter World Cup instead…
Qatar 2022: Unexpected setback for Lusail Iconic Stadium
After months of waiting architects from around the world were informed that none of them won the competition for World Cup final arena’s design. Report by BDonline.com.
Qatar: List of 2022 World Cup stadiums still not set
FIFA agreed to cut the host venue list from 12 to as few as 8 stadiums. Despite 9 months passing since that decision, final selection of arenas is yet to be determined.
Qatar: Lusail Iconic Stadium next on the list
After Al Wakrah entered construction phase and Al Rayyan saw design team appointed, more details on the 2022 World Cup largest stadium are expected now. Report by Construction Week Online.
Qatar 2022: Amsterdam ArenA and IMG to consult all venues
The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee appointed Amsterdam Arena and IMG as the Stadium Operations Consultants for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, ameinfo.com reports. The cooperation will provide optimum management for the 2022 venues both during and after FIFA World Cup.
Qatar 2022: FIFA approves limiting stadium number to eight!
If the decision passes, 2022 World Cup will be the smallest stadium-wise since 1978, when the number of teams was twice smaller. Is FIFA undermining its credibility by accepting Qatar’s request to cut the list to 8 stadiums?
Qatar: 2022 World Cup to improve labour rights or fall victim of strikes?
Worker protests delayed World Cup preparations in both South Africa and Brazil. Meanwhile, the situation is even more severe in Qatar, where workers are treated like slaves, according to trade unions. A CNN report.
Qatar 2022: Nine stadiums instead of twelve?
Despite initially assuring a bid of 12 stadiums, Qatar has requested to decrease the final venue number to 8-9. FIFA is now evaluating the issue, due to be seen by the executive committee.