Al Bayt Stadium –
Al Khor City will be a striking sight for any football fan or traveller.
Inspired by the bayt al sha’ar of nomadic peoples who have etched a
living from Qatar’s deserts for millennia, its magnificent tent structure
envelopes an ultra-modern football stadium, welcoming visitors into comfort as has
been the tradition in this part of the world for centuries.
Tradition & modernity in harmony
Traditionally, the tents
of nomadic tribes and families in Qatar could be identified by black stripes like those
on the arena’s distinctive exterior, and by the vibrant sadu patterns
that will greet fans once inside the stadium. Visitors to Qatar will get a
taste of traditional design from the region, while local fans will be reminded
of their proud heritage.
Even football fans who have never set foot in Qatar will benefit from this venue’s forward-thinking design. Its modular construction will mean that the top tier of seats (almost half of the 60,000 capacity) can be removed after the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and donated to developing nations across the world.
Designed with the future in mind
As well as being incredibly eye-catching,
the tent design is deeply practical. The shade provided by the tent structure
will complement the stadium’s cooling technologies, helping maintain a
comfortable temperature inside without using any extra power.
Sustainability has also driven the design of the area around Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City. Parks and greenery will form an integral part of the surrounding precinct’s design plan, creating a green lung for Al Khor and providing local families with invaluable outdoor space to enjoy.
This commitment to environmental preservation is shared by all the companies working with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) to design and construct this venue. It began with Dar Al-Handasah, which served as the design consultant, while Projacs were responsible for project management in the initial phase. Qatari contractor Galfar Al Misnad is now constructing the stadium and its surroundings, in conjunction with Salini Impregilo Group and Cimolai, with overall construction supervision from KEO International Consultants.