The Qatar Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy recently unveiled plans for the new Qatar Foundation Stadium. Part of the Health and Wellness Precinct located in Qatar Foundation Stadium City, it was designed in collaboration between Arup and RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects. The stadium will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
According to Arup, the Precinct will include “an indoor aquatic center with two Olympic size pools and a diving pool, a multipurpose sports pavilion housing an indoor athletics track and tennis academy, plus external training fields.” The stadium will be flexible – big enough to accommodate up to 40,000 spectators and, by removing the top tier of seating, the capacity can be reduced to 25,000 in legacy mode.
Structural design, facade engineering, fire safety, sustainability and other technical services will be handled by Arup, which stated that “the project is targeting a LEED Gold certification and incorporates a variety of additional sustainable design aspects such as green roofs, photovoltaic and solar thermal panels, energy use reduction initiatives and water recycling.”