approximately 15 kilometres south of Doha, Al Wakrah and the surrounding areas are
among the oldest continuously inhabited areas in Qatar. Taking the dhow boats
that carried generations of Qatari fishermen and pearl divers as inspiration,
the design of Al Wakrah Stadium and the surrounding precinct weaves together
the city’s cultural heritage with Qatar’s progressive outlook, as defined in
the Qatar National Vision 2030. In addition to the stadium and precinct, Al Wakrah’s seafaring identity will be incorporated into the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ fan experience.
A natural grass pitch cooled to a temperature not exceeding 26 degrees Celsius will ensure that brilliant football is played. Spectator stands will be cooled to a supremely comfortable 24-28 degrees Celsius. AECOM were appointed to design Al Wakrah Stadium in association with Zaha Hadid Architects. AECOM serves as the Design Consultant on the project, while KEO International Consultants is the Project Manager.
In support of the SC’s commitment to host a carbon neutral FIFA World Cup™, Al Wakrah Stadium’s carbon footprint has been considered from an early stage. The stadium’s structure has been designed to minimise the amount of materials required for construction, and the embodied carbon of these materials taken into account. The stadium and precinct buildings have all been designed with systems that incorporate energy usage best practices, minimising natural resource demand before, during and after the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. To reduce cooling requirements, state-of-the-art computer modelling techniques are being applied to optimise the structural and architectural design. Furthermore, renewable energy will be generated within the precinct, making a significant contribution to the energy required to operate various mechanical and electrical systems within Al Wakrah Stadium.
To ensure that the SC’s sustainability requirements are met, Al Wakrah Stadium is targeting Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) 4 Star certification, and has already received a provisional letter of conformance for the stadium’s design.
From day one, the SC has committed to creating a lasting legacy for Qatar and the world.
Following the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, Al Wakrah Stadium’s modular, 20,000-seat upper tier will be disassembled and distributed to developing nations that lack sporting infrastructure.
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