Qatar’s Foundation Stadium is continuing to take shape at a rapid pace as the build-up to the 2022 World Cup Continues.
The 40,000 seat venue will see its capacity halved after the World Cup and 20,000 seats will be donated to build stadiums in developing countries, helping cultivate a passion for the game around the globe.
This reduction in capacity will also add to the intimate, inclusive feeling created by the venue’s ultra-modern curves, which will encircle fans and keep the atmosphere firmly in the arena.
Meanwhile, sustainability and environmental experts from the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) have joined forces to share knowledge at stadium construction sites.
More than 30 professionals recently took part in workshops at Lusail Stadium and Qatar Foundation Stadium.
These are the first in a series of sessions which are helping to highlight lessons learned and best practices in relation to sustainability planning, design and implementation.
Further workshops at Al Wakrah Stadium and Al Thumama Stadium will take place in the coming weeks.
The event was organised following the SC’s inaugural Knowledge Transfer Day, which took place in November last year.
Bodour Al Meer, the SC’s sustainability and environmental manager, described the visits as a ‘unique learning opportunity’ for everyone involved in the project. She said:
Preparing the infrastructure to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup is a unique challenge for Qatar, but it also offers a unique opportunity.
Never before has a host nation delivered so many stadiums concurrently, and not only are we committed to delivering world-class stadiums to host this mega-event, we are also committed to delivering projects that will leave a sustainable legacy.
Currently we have seven active stadium construction sites, all fully committed to Qatar’s sustainability pledge. Across these projects, within the staff, consultants and contractors working there, we have amassed a wealth of information and experience from across the world.
These workshops give us the opportunity to regularly bring these people together as one team, to observe, learn and share knowledge in this crucial area.
Achieving sustainable development forms a key part of Qatar National Vision 2030, and each of the eight proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums has been designed and developed with the future in mind.
The recently completed Khalifa International Stadium was awarded a four-star rating under the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certification in November 2017, and plans are in place to achieve the same standard across every 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament venue.