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If you want to benefit from an invaluable opportunity to meet principals from the key sports architecture, design and engineering firms, and learn about the latest sports venue developments, not only across the APAC region but around the world, then you need to be at next month’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 event.

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As progress continues on the site of Al Rayyan Stadium, eight floodlights of the deconstructed venue site have found a new use at the club’s newly-constructed training sites. With the environmental sustainability goal being a key part of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) programme from the beginning, the successful deconstruction of the old Al Rayyan Stadium and its surrounding site was completed in February 2015, with at least 90% of existing materials at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium reused and recycled.

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Following on from last week’s announcment of the main contractor for the Al Rayyan Stadium – a proposed host venue for matches through to the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ – further project details have been confirmed.

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The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) announced this week that Qatari contractor, Al Balagh Trading & Contracting, and India’s biggest construction firm, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), have been appointed as the main contractors to build the 40,000-seater Al Rayyan Stadium.

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SC unveils new 40,000-capacity Al Rayyan Stadium design as fifth proposed World Cup venue

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Last night, The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) unveiled the design of Al Rayyan Stadium – the fifth proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™.

Dipesh Patel, Architect and Founder of Pattern Design, the Lead Design Consultants on Al Rayyan Stadium, said:

A key feature of the stadium is its elegant, ornate façade: a contemporary take on traditional Naquish patterns specific to Qatari culture. This builds on our interest in how patterns are culturally rich symbols with a universal appeal. The stadium’s distinctive façade was created using cutting-edge parametric design tools so that it also plays an important role in cooling the building. The result is a landmark for Qatar that works effectively both as a world-stage for sport and, we hope, something that is genuinely meaningful and welcoming locally.

Built on the site of Al Rayyan Sports Club’s existing stadium, Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, work is due to be completed in first quarter of 2019 and the stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 spectators in tournament mode. This will be reduced to 21,000 post-tournament, with the upper tier of seats removed and sent to developing nations in need of sports infrastructure.

The stadium will feature the innovative sustainable cooling technology delivered by the SC and its stakeholders. This will ensure comfortable viewing conditions for fans and a cooler playing temperature for players during the legacy use of the stadium for domestic competitions, international matches and tournaments hosted in Qatar.

Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said:

Unveiling the design of Al Rayyan stadium is another important step forward in our preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We will continue to work tirelessly as our vision for the tournament takes on shape on the ground.

Sustainability is at the heart of the design, with 90% of materials generated from the deconstruction of the current stadium re-used. Some of the materials will be used by local and international artists to create works of public art, whilst other materials to be reused include; timber doors, windows and frames were used in the accommodation and some in the site offices; Water fixtures and fittings, light switches and sockets were used in the accommodation; Concrete was crushed and stored for future site levelling works; Reinforcement bar and other metals to be recycled by Qatar Steel; Topsoil has been stockpiled for future precinct landscaping works or sold to others; Scrap timber will be recycled by licensed centres across Qatar.

The design will actively reduce the carbon footprint of the stadium and precinct through on-site renewable energy, lightweight building design, careful selection of materials, and energy and water efficiency measures. The stadium is designed with the goal of certification under both the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings.

Speaking at the launch, HE Mr. Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, Qatar’s Minister of Youth and Sports, said:

Today’s design presentation of the fifth proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is a significant announcement. It confirms that Qatar has moved from the stage of reiterating its bid commitments towards demonstrating its ability to deliver several important infrastructure projects to the highest international standards in accordance with the timetables set.

Al Rayyan’s sporting heritage and Qatar’s environment is reflected in the design of the stadium. The stadium’s façade will feature a multitude of patterns and designs, which draw on the history of Al Rayyan, as well as Qatari culture. Featuring an innovatively designed exterior, it also aims to create a sense of place unique to Al Rayyan in particular, and more generally to the culture of Qatar and the Middle East. The hospitality and service areas will be located outside the stadium.

David Barwell, AECOM Chief Executive Middle East and India said:

We are proud to be involved with the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ programme and continue our support of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. Sport has always been about passion, thrills and incredible achievements and it is exciting to watch the momentum building for the games. As the project manager for the Al Rayyan Stadium and Precinct, we see our strength in connection, bringing together our global team of experts from previous major sporting and FIFA events, and the embedded knowledge in country, technology and cooling experts, all of which is led by our strong project, commercial management and delivery team. We connect the collective knowledge, experience and innovative ideas to create an amazing sporting venue that brings people closer together and close to the action. The community and culture of Al Rayyan has been at the heart of what we are trying to achieve, creating a destination venue that will leave a meaningful legacy they can be proud of, now and in the future.

 

Yaver Abidi, Regional Managing Director Middle East and Asia, Ramboll – Lead Design Consultant on the Al Rayyan Stadium, said: 

Ramboll is delighted to be the lead consultant for such a high profile and ambitious project. The exciting vision that the Supreme Council laid out for the Al Rayyan Stadium has required our very best talent to create cutting edge  approaches and solutions for the unique challenges we face in this project. The sophisticated modelling employed has heavily influenced the innovative designs for cooling systems and the advanced roof and wind screen design, with best practice being used to optimise designs for waste reduction and energy management strategies. The Al Rayyan Stadium will deliver an impressive and comfortable experience for fans and players alike and leave a strong legacy for the Al Rayyan community.

 

Dipesh Patel, Architect and Founder of Pattern Design, the Lead Design Consultants on Al Rayyan, added:

A key feature of the stadium is its elegant, ornate façade: a contemporary take on traditional Naquish patterns specific to Qatari culture. This builds on our interest in how patterns are culturally rich symbols with a universal appeal. The stadium’s distinctive façade was created using cutting-edge parametric design tools so that it also plays an important role in cooling the building. The result is a landmark for Qatar that works effectively both as a world-stage for sport and, we hope, something that is genuinely meaningful and welcoming locally.

 

Al Rayyan Stadium is the fifth stadium design that the SC has unveiled. Work is now underway across the following stadiums: Al Wakrah, Al Bayt – Al Khor, Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar Foundation Stadium & Health and Wellness Precinct and Al Rayyan Stadium.

 

The Team:

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) ensures that all preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ align with Qatar’s other development imperatives, as described in the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy 2011-2016. Along with its stakeholders, the SC is tasked with delivering stadiums and other infrastructure for an amazing 2022 FIFA World Cup™ that will leave a lasting legacy for Qatar, the region and the world.

The delivery goals of the SC include exceptional programme and stakeholder management to ensure the timely delivery of infrastructure, stadiums and non-competition venues; integrating Qatari culture into all hosting plans, to provide the best possible image of the Middle East when the world arrives in Qatar in 2022; and adopting high environmental standards on all projects, contributing to the delivery of an environmentally friendly tournament.

In addition to delivering infrastructure in line with Qatar’s long-term development plans, legacy goals of the SC include nurturing exceptional local and international talent and incubating the Josoor Institute, a centre of excellence for the sports and events industries in the Middle East; fostering the development of Qatar’s private sector and streamlining regulatory frameworks; and making Qatari football more competitive and increasing participation in sports in Qatar, the region and globally.

The investments that the SC is making today will pay dividends for generations to come, in line with Qatar’s vision of a healthy and prosperous global future.

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customised and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately US$19bn during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2014.

Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs 12,300 experts and has a strong presence in the Nordics, North America, the UK, Continental Europe, Middle East and India, supplemented by a significant representation in Asia, Australia, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. With almost 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll emphasise local experience combined with a global knowledge-base. The company constantly strives to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to their customers, end-users and society as a whole. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Environment, Water, Energy, Oil & Gas and Management Consulting.

Pattern is a London-based architectural practice focused on innovative rule-based parametric design. Mathematics and beauty are both key areas of research for the firm. Pattern is interested in projects that enhance user experience by addressing wellbeing and visual harmony, and is committed to creating designs that achieve a balance between technology and the natural world. The practiceʼs design methodology is based on rigorous research and analysis. This informs Patternʼs contextual approach, addressing local climate and culture. Much of the work has an urban regeneration and civic emphasis. This year, Pattern’s innovative 25,000-seat Hazza Bin Zayed Football Stadium in Al Ain, UAE, was voted “Stadium of The Year” which has led to further sports venue commissions for the practice. In 2013, Pattern was selected as the architects of the Al Rayyan Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Pattern is also working in education, residential and masterplanning sectors.

Gillespies is an acclaimed international landscape and urban design firm. From urban design and master planning, to public realm and landscape design, for major developments and communities; their experienced team offers a complete service. Since its inception 50 years ago, Gillespies has delivered inspired designs for a range of sectors. Completed projects are located in major UK cities, and the practice operates throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central and South-East Asia and Australia. Gillespies’ expertise has been recognised by numerous industry awards. The firm brings fresh ideas to each commission, to achieve and exceed their clients’ aspirations. Always mindful of retaining a ‘sense of place’ — they design in harmony with local social, economic and cultural environments — creating a positive legacy for the future. Quality standards are integral to the practice, as are principles of sustainability and regeneration.

 

Pattern’s Dipesh Patel will be a speaker at the Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 conference & exhibition, where AECOM will also be present as a show sponsor. This must-attend event for those involved in sports venue design/build, management, operation, fit-out and technology is taking place at the Singapore Sports Hub this September, 28-30. To find out more, visit: www.saevents.uk.com