qatar's latest world cup stadium will include air cooling technology qatar's latest world cup stadium will include air cooling technology
nov 25, 2014

qatar's latest world cup stadium will include air cooling technology

qatar reveals khalifa international stadium ahead of 2022 world cup
all images courtesy of the supreme committee for delivery & legacy

 

 

 

the organization responsible for building the stadia and infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA world cup has unveiled renovation plans for the khalifa international stadium, the third host venue for the global event. the expansion scheme will increase the arena’s seating capacity to 40,000, while innovative cooling technology inside the design will ensure an optimum playing temperature of 26 degrees celsius.

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the venue is to be be transformed with a single roof canopy enveloping the structure

 

 

 

originally built in 1976 on the outskirts of doha, the venue is to be be dramatically transformed with a single roof canopy enveloping the structure. the development also includes a new building added to the stadium’s east wing, containing food courts, shops, multi-purpose rooms, VIP lounges and a health center. an on-site museum houses the 3-2-1 qatar olympic and sports museum, an institution that includes historic sport collections and interactive exhibits.

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cooling technology inside the stadium will ensure an optimum playing temperature of 26 degrees

 

 

 

as part of the overall development, an integrated transport network will take fans from their accommodation to games in less than 45 minutes, while a new road network connects the stadium with public transport. two further stadia are to be unveiled in the coming weeks, with construction work starting on the five venues before the end of 2014. see zaha hadid‘s much talked about designs for the ‘al wakrah world cup stadium’ here.

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the development includes a new building added to the stadium’s east wing

 

 

 

commenting on the event, H.R.H. prince abdullah bin musa’ad bin abdul aziz, the general president of youth welfare, said: we are proud to announce from our country the new design for the third proposed world cup host venue. as host of the tournament, qatar will be able to bring the world cup to the middle east for the first time. we in the kingdom of saudi arabia stand by qatar and firmly support its right to host this event, as it is a remarkable success for all of us. I am confident that qatar will deliver an exceptional tournament, introducing our culture and traditions to the world and promoting football and sports across the gulf and the whole region.

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construction work is set to get underway before the end of 2014

 

 


khalifa international stadium proposed for the qatar 2022 world cup
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  • Would have been good to hear something about the cooling system proposed.

    Ron Smith says:
  • The UAE are desperate for us to believe ‘the cooling system will ensure a temperature of 26degC’. So it is presented by designboom as an incontrovertible fact. Are we not confusing facts with design objectives here? And why would that be?

    Anthony Collard says:
  • I’m already saving up for 2022 – and I’ve already have the money for Russia 2018. Looks like Qatar’s preparing early for the football bonanza, and this stadium renovation is a testament to it. That being said, I’m pretty sure they’ll get the single canopy roof from companies like http://www.sprung.com/. However, isn’t 40,000 too small? Well hey, it’s satisfactory if you play group stage matches on it, but I’d rather have them play the latter stages in larger stadiums. Also, I just hope it won’t get too hot – we wouldn’t want European players collapsing in the middle of the field because of heatstroke. I’ve been to the middle east before, so yeah, I know how hot it is in there during summer.

    Sarah Laker says:
  • Wow this stadium is a world away from the Khalifa Stadium I regularly went to back in 2001. I was following Qatar’s unsuccessful attempts to qualify for 2002 World Cup in South Korea/Japan, a strange but fantastic experience. For anyone interested in reading about this check out my short story ‘Khalifa Dreams’ here: http://leightonliterature.com/category/2-khalifa-dreams/

    Leighton Thomas says:

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