Qatar is worldwide known for the architectural strength of its capital, Doha, and also may be the stage of the 2022 World Cup. The candidacy for this was presented by introducing the five stadiums that are purely a show when the subject is the architectonic project. Do you already know them?
The visual of the arenas Al-Khor, Al-Shamal, Al-Wakrah, Al-Rayyan and Al-Gharafa (all carbon-zero) and Doha Porttry to reproduce literally the campaign’s slogan: “Expect Amazing“. With the marks of the architecture of the neighboring emirate Dubai, Al-Khor stadium reproduces the shape of a coiled shell, while the Al-Shamal is inspired by the wooden hull of the “dhow”, traditional fishing boat of the country.
The facade of Al-Gharafa, one of the main attractions of the nomination, will be wrapped in colorful ribbons that represent tolerance, friendship and respect disseminated by the World Cup.
And the Al-Rayyan leaves aside the traditional references and propose a “media facade” high-tech, with the style of a digital billboard. The last one,
Al-Wakrah, will be the headline of a sport and commercial complex, that will shelter swimming pools, a spa and a shopping mall.
All the five stadiums will have capacity for 45.000 persons and flexible structures that allow the removal of seats after the competition. Qatar’s candidacy also promises environmentally sustainable arenas, with photovoltaic panels that will supply electricity to the cooling system of buildings, which will not pass the 27 ºC.
Australia, Belgium/Netherlands, England, Japan, Russia, Spain/Portugal, United States, South Korea and Indonesia compete with Qatar the right to host the 2022 World Cup. Fifa will announce the winner on December 2 in Zurich, Switzerland, along with the host the 2018 World Cup.