Sustainability runs all through this arena
and the surrounding complex, often married with eye-catching design. The beautiful
hull-like frame that holds the roof up, for instance, will be made from
sustainably sourced timber. And the whole shape of the stadium hides a
remarkably green temperature control method, making its clever aerodynamic
design do much of the work. The roof will provide significant shade, taking the
weight off the advanced cooling systems in place.
Elegant green solutions
The inventive maritime traders who called
Al Wakrah home in centuries past would be proud of the creative thinking used
to protect the environment they loved. Today’s Qatar can also be proud,
as the country continues to make great strides towards achieving the
environmental goals set out in Qatar National Vision 2030. Al Wakrah Stadium has already received a provisional letter of conformance from the Global Sustainability Assessment System
Trust as it moves closer to full certification.
Embracing nature and technology for a better future
It is fitting that a stadium inspired by a
boat’s sails should harness the power of nature as efficiently as this venue
will. Not only will Al Wakrah Stadium use environmentally friendly building
materials and practices, but it will even come complete with a facility that
generates clean energy.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and our stakeholders have also put great thought into the environmental impact of fans travelling to Al Wakrah for 2022 FIFA World Cup™ matches. Roads are being upgraded to reduce journey times and emissions, capacity for buses is being increased and it is hoped that a new Doha Metro station just a short distance from the stadium will tempt many fans off the roads altogether.
Improvements like these will, of course, benefit Al Wakrah and Qatar far beyond 2022. Both by protecting the environment now and demonstrating how it can be done, Al Wakrah and all of Qatar’s stadiums are creating a better future for generations to come.