albert speer & partner: qatar stadiums 2022 FIFA world cup albert speer & partner: qatar stadiums 2022 FIFA world cup
jun 21, 2010

albert speer & partner: qatar stadiums 2022 FIFA world cup

al wakrah stadium – one of the existing stadiums that will be transformed

dubai recently unveiled images of stadiums, designed by german architectural firm AS & P – albert speer & partner, for the bid of qatar for the world cup soccer 2022. if qatar wins the bid there will be three completely new stadiums and two existing stadiums that will be subject to extension.

qatar’s plans to use solar technology to power carbon-neutral technology to cool the stadiums and to make sure the temperature at the games does not rise above 27 degrees celsius.   in order to meet demand post-tournament of qatar stars league most of the stages was designed with a higher form that can be dismantled after the world cup.   the concept of hospitality in qatar is extremely compact and all stages are an hour’s drive from the FIFA world cup 2022 headquarters which will allow fans to attend more than one game per day. a new and efficient metro system, with a total length of 320 km will be built in 2021. all stages will be connected to the highway system in qatar and to provide easy access for spectators, some may also be reached by water taxi. not only the fans will benefit from this ‘compact’, but also teams that could remain in their base camp for the duration of the championship.

al wakrah stadium

the brand new 45,120 capacity al-wakrah stadium will be located in a sports complex that will consist of an aquatic centre, spa, sports facilities and a mall. the centre will be a bustling centre 365 days a year and is adjacent to the future routing of the doha expressway.

outside the al wakrah stadium

al khor stadium

located in the northeast of qatar, designed in the shape of a beautiful asymmetrical shell the al khor stadium will have a capacity of 45,330 seats. some viewers will see the gulf from their seats as the players will benefit from a flexible cover that will ensure the shadow on the pitch.

al khor stadium – the shell cover

section view of al khor stadium

al shamal stadium

the brand new al-shamal stadium has a capacity of 45,120 with a permanent lower tier of 25,500 seats and a modular upper tier of 19,620 seats. the stadiums shape is derived from the ‘dhow’ fishing boat of the arabian gulf. spectators are expected to arrive from the doha expressway, water taxis, the bahrain-qatar friendship bridge and the new metrorail.

al shamal stadium

al rayyan stadium

the existing al-rayyan stadium with a seating capacity of 21,282 will be expanded to 44,740 seats using modular elements to form an upper tier. the stadium is designed with a special ‘media facade’ membrane that acts as a screen for projecting news, updates and current matches. the stadium will be downsized to its current capacity after the tournament.

al rayyan stadium

al gharafa stadium

the existing 21,175 capacity al-gharafa stadium will be expanded to 44,740 seats using modular elements forming an upper tier. the facade will be made up of ribbons representing the nations that qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will symbolize football and the mutual friendship, tolerance and respect that the tournament represents. the stadium will be downscaled to its existing capacity after the tournament ends.

al gharafa stadium

al gharafa stadium – section view

hassan abdulla al thawadi, chief executive of the qatar 2022 bid, said the new stadiums would be linked with a new metro system and integrated into the bus network.   in the history of the FIFA world cup has never been staged in a middle eastern country. the final decision will be announced on 2 december 2010, when fifa president joseph s. blatter, who will announce the host nations in 2018 and 2022, as decided by the 24 members of the FIFA executive committee.

  • once Qatar was part of Iran
    now look what’s oil doing for them

    reza says:
  • Iranian people think every country was part of them, why they don’t understand the fact of today.

    Why says:
  • I’m Iranian but living in Dubai, i can easily understand why Qatar is biding and this would be great stadiums
    but i don’t think Qatar can get that, cuz they have to arrange world cup for winter which is impossible for FIFA or host world cup in Summer in Qatar which is also impossible due to HOT weather in Qatar in that season.

    And Reza jan, saying that country WAS part of Iran will never solve any Iranian’s problem. so wake up we r in 21th century not 14th !!
    bidar sho rafigh , bebin alan oona kojan ma koja !

    Iman says:
  • iran was part of arab countries…

    nancy says:
  • @ Nancy
    I think u must be an Arab.Persians are not Arabs and have not been ever.They are Arian…Not bad to read some history book…Many countries have been part of Persia…..(any ways it is not important now coz now borders have changed )

    Eliza says:
  • who cares which country was part of which country. the fact of today is that neither iran nor qatar have anything to say for themselves today

    iranian 2 says:
  • qatar was part of iran or iran was part of qatar. it dose not matter because now all of middle east is part of USA!!!

    iranian-amin says:
  • @ illitrate NaNCy,,
    Arabs didn’t have countries,, they had tribes,,, we were the oldest and most systematic civilization,,, so many of the so called arab countries were part of the persian empire,, although they are not today,, but it’s good to know what you are talking about ,,otherwise ZIP IT UP,

    Marry says:
  • Great thinking to promote tourism in Qatar !! goo Qatar ! nice designs !

    [email protected]$ says:
  • I think we forget to speak about design. This comment is for desing not about history! 🙂

    shadi says:
  • Great post! Question, though – what will they do with the stadiums after the world cup is over? Since it is such a small country, how can its citizens find a way to utilize all of these gorgeous structures after the tournament?

    Syanne says:
  • I just cannot get over the fact that any practicing architect would practice under the name Albert Speer. I thought this was a gag when you posted it.

    I mean, the name is well enough known that you’d think parents (particularly German ones) would avoid it in all situations, much as you’d avoid naming your kid Joseph Mengele — but an architect named Albert Speer.

    Scoop says:
  • I love the exterior, very stunning

    andra says:
  • “I just cannot get over the fact that any practicing architect would practice under the name Albert Speer. I thought this was a gag when you posted it.

    I mean, the name is well enough known that you’d think parents (particularly German ones) would avoid it in all situations, much as you’d avoid naming your kid Joseph Mengele — but an architect named Albert Speer.”

    @Scoop
    Nevermind that the architect was born 1939 in Berlin?
    And that his father actually IS Albert Speer Sr.?!?
    Google before commenting please.

    hutu says:
  • It’s neat now, but not exactly timeless designs..

    John says:
  • “qatar’s plans to use solar technology to power carbon-neutral technology to cool the stadiums
    and to make sure the temperature at the games does not rise above 27 degrees celsius.”
    it’s like wearing coats to keep yourself warm in an air-conditioned room.

    but yeh, nice exterior designs!

    ac says:
  • sokhomqatarin bajisina khar kosalar …

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