Qatar’s commitment to a truly green tournament remains at
the forefront of everything we do.
During Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, Al
Thumama Stadium precinct was the location for a revolutionary prototype stadium
as illustrated by ARUP and AEB, who both
played a part in delivering the project. Called the Showcase, the carbon
neutral, 500-seat arena played an important role in demonstrating to FIFA how Qatar
is committed to innovation and sustainability in the tournament and beyond. It
was also a triumph for the whole Arab world, signifying the region’s eagerness
to face challenges head on and overcome them.
The Showcase remains. It will be used by Gulf Organisation for Research and Development until
2022 to demonstrate using the power of the sun for stadium cooling, using their
new hybrid super-efficient technology. Building on the concept established when
the Showcase was originally built, this highlights Qatar’s wholehearted
commitment to delivering a sustainable 2022 FIFA World Cup™. With significantly
reduced travel distances and times between stadiums when compared to previous
tournaments, the carbon footprint of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ will be
dramatically smaller than that of past editions.
Maintaining the highest standards
GSAS is the first third-party green building verification system in the MENA region. Established to foster a more sustainable future, it is the most widely recognised and respected standard in Qatar and the region.
Green and sustainable, every step of the way
Al Thumama Stadium has incorporated best practice from the
With a particular focus on water and energy efficiency, and a commitment to maintaining architectural and cultural heritage, it will represents Qatar’s rich history, while embracing the most state-of-the-art practices to ensure it will be arena of the future, in every way.