With planning for the 2022 World Cup continuing, Qatar has unveiled the design for a reusable stadium that will be constructed for the event.
Under the current design specifications, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be constructed as a 40,000-seat venue for the World Cup. What makes the facility unique, however, is that it is a stadium that will be constructed using modular materials. That will allow it to be disassembled and possibly rebuilt elsewhere once it has served its purpose for the 2022 World Cup.
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, which is the seventh of the eight planned 2022 World Cup venues to have had its design unveiled, is expected to be completed in 2020. It will be located at a site on Doha’s southern waterfront. More from Daily Nation:
“This venue offers the perfect legacy, capable of being reassembled in a new location in its entirety or built into numerous small sports or cultural venues,” said Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of Qatar’s World Cup organising committee.
Among the materials used in the construction of the stadium are modified shipping containers, according to a statement from Thawadi’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.
The stadium should be completed by 2020, said the committee.
The architects are a Madrid-based company, Fenwick Iribarren, who were also chosen to design another tournament venue, the Qatar Foundation stadium.
The stadium design was unveiled by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy on Sunday.