ORGANISERS of the Qatar World Cup have revealed particulars of the superb new stadium constructed off the again of a ship.
The 40,000 Ras Abu Aboud Stadium is being constructed utilizing constructing blocks of transport containers – and may be dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere.
The beautiful short-term buildings is the primary time a World Cup stadium has been constructed that may be packed away after which rebuilt anyplace within the globe.
Every modular container will arrive on the again of a large tanker and might then be slotted into the shell of the stadium.
The blocks will home seats, bathrooms, meals stands and merchandise concessions, with the bottom being put collectively like a Lego set.
Located on the waterside simply exterior Doho, the venue will play host to a number of matches throughout the event – together with a quarter-final.
It’s considered one of eight venues being constructed and rebuilt in time to host the event, which is more likely to happen within the winter for the primary time.
Mark Fenwick, senior associate at stadium architects FI-A, stated: “We’re delighted to be a part of one other 2022 World Cup challenge, and are very proud that our design for Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will go down in historical past because the first-ever moveable and reusable World Cup stadium.
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“We’re assured that this progressive and sustainable idea will probably be an inspiration for stadium builders and designers around the globe, able to creating aesthetically pleasing venues that provide new legacy potentialities.”
Qatar 2022 head Hassan Al Thawadi stated: “Innovation has all the time been central to our plans for delivering a historic World Cup that leaves a legacy for Qatar and the world, and there’s no higher instance of this than the design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium.
“This venue gives the right legacy, able to being reassembled in a brand new location in its entirety or constructed into quite a few small sports activities and cultural venues.
“All of this in a stadium that delivers the ambiance followers anticipate at a World Cup and which we are going to construct in a extra sustainable method than ever earlier than.
“I’m delighted with this design and assured that Ras Abu Aboud will develop into a blueprint for future mega-event planners to observe.”