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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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First proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ to be completed in late 2016.

The historic Khalifa International Stadium is one step closer to being the first proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ to be completed.

With the concrete structure approaching conclusion and new levels of seating areas adding to the height of the stadium, approximately 90% of the structural concrete has been laid and is expected to be fully completed within two months.

Located in Al Rayyan Municipality, Khalifa International Stadium has long played a leading role in Qatar’s development as a premier host of major sporting events. The Aspire Zone Foundation, one of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)’s stakeholders, is leading construction works on the Stadium.

Engineer, Mansoor Saleh B. Al – Muhannadi, Project Manager at Aspire Zone Foundation, said:

We are very happy with the rapid progress of renovation works at the site. Khalifa International Stadium is moving to new heights with structural work in concrete and steel, and the vertical structure is now at level eight while strengthening works are also underway. We expect the stadium to be handed over by the main contractor at the end of 2016.

The arc and undulating roof of Khalifa International Stadium are visible from afar, providing a prominent introduction to the Aspire Zone. The large arch on the Eastern side, which was used as a platform for the launch of fireworks during the 2006 Doha Asian Games opening ceremony, has already been removed, and is currently being replaced by two arches which are further visible signs of progress on the site.

Originally built as a 20,000-seater stadium in 1976, Khalifa International Stadium hosted the Gulf Cup that year. It returned to hosting prominence in 1992, receiving an upgrade to once-more host the Gulf Cup. The stadium is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation to meet FIFA’s standards for World Cup stadiums, which includes adding a new building to the east wing, and building a single roof to cover the whole seating area.

The venue will fit 40,000 spectators and be completely cooled, including the field of play, all seats and concourses. The redevelopment will allow the stadium to host group stage, round of 16 and quarter-final matches.

Work continues to advance with a priority placed on health and safety practices on site, with around 3,300 construction workers having completed a total of 3,234,709 man-hours worked without a recordable accidents.

The skeleton of the new stadium is on track for completion by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, a new ‘tent’ that will cover approximately 70% of the stadium, was fabricated in the USA and is currently being assembled in Mexico. (The renovated stadium will have a unique, modern design and aesthetic, containing a combination of three major product lines for the roof system: PTFE fibreglass membrane, single ETFE film and Tensotherm™, a translucent insulated tensioned membrane system. Birdair will provide the design, fabrication and supply of all three membranes.) The tent will soon be shipped to Doha to be fixed using cabling made in Germany. So far around 42,000 cubic metres of structural concrete have been poured.

Ghanim Al Kuwari, SC Competition Venues Executive Director, added:

With this renovation, the stadium will not only be refurbished, but also enhanced with new features, maintaining its position as a global sports centre and also improving its role as a focal point for the local community.

The venue will house the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum. Food courts, shops, multi-purpose rooms, VIP lounges and a health centre will also be available on the upper and lower concourses to be built in the East wing. In addition to this, a new road network along with two new metro stations in the surrounding area will connect the stadium to public transport.

A joint venture between Midmac Contracting and a subsidiary of the Belgian Besix Group, Six Construct, is overseeing the main contractor works on the stadium. Dar Al Handasah and Projacs are the Design and Project Manager Consultants respectively.

 

Khalifa International Stadium 1

Images of Khalifa International Stadium courtesy: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).

Khalifa International Stadium 2

Fact box

  • Capacity in Tournament Mode: 40,000
  • Location: Al Rayyan municipality
  • Design revealed: November 2014
  • Construction start date: Q2 2014
  • Expected completion: End of 2016
  • Project Management Consultant: Projacs
  • Main Construction Contractor: Joint venture between Midmac Contracting and Six Construct
  • Designer and Engineering Consultants: Dar Al-Handasah
  • Matches up to and including: Quarter-finals

Trevor Easley, Host Country Security Design, Risk and Assurance Lead, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (2022 FIFA World Cup™ Qatar), is one of the 50+ industry-elite speakers participating in this month’s must-attend Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 event. www.saevents.uk.com #StadiaArenaAP

 

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FIFA World Cup 2022™ host venue, Khalifa International Stadium, is to feature Birdair’s PTFE Membrane, ETFE Film and Tensotherm™.

Based on its wealth of experience, including expertise using world-class products, Taiyo Middle East, a Birdair subsidiary, was selected to provide the design, fabrication, supply and installation of the membrane roofing system for the renovation of Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

With Projacs serving as the project manager, and Dar Al-Handasah as the design consultant, the renovated stadium will have a unique, modern design and aesthetic, containing a combination of three major product lines for the roof system: PTFE fibreglass membrane, single ETFE film and Tensotherm™, a translucent insulated tensioned membrane system. Birdair will provide the design, fabrication and supply of all three membranes.

The majority of the roof system will feature approximately 500,000sqft of PTFE fibreglass membrane. An approximate 35,000sqft portion of the south leading edge of the roof will utilise a single-layered ETFE film supported by a cable net. Lastly, another portion located on the lower edges near the compression ring will incorporate Birdair’s Tensotherm system in order to provide thermal performance. The installation of all three membrane systems will be performed by Birdair’s subsidiary, Taiyo Middle East, located in Dubai. (Taiyo Kogyo Corporation was an exhibitor at our inaugural Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 event, which will again return to the Singapore Sports Hub this September, 28-30.)

About Khalifa International Stadium

The Aspire Zone Foundation, a stakeholder of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), is leading the renovation of Khalifa International Stadium, which will feature 40,000 seats for spectators in 2022, along with a number of upgraded facilities.

The sweeping arc and undulating roof of Khalifa International Stadium are visible from afar, providing a striking introduction to the Aspire Zone. Named after the former Emir, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani, Khalifa International Stadium forms an integral part of the vast sporting facility. Located approximately 14km from the centre of Doha, the Aspire Zone is the home to Aspire Academy, which is training many of the young players who are expected to form the backbone of Qatar’s 2022 squad. Aspetar, a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence credited with helping top footballers from around the world recover from injuries, is there too, as are numerous other world-class sporting facilities.

The stadium will be the host venue for the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships and for FIFA World Cup 2022™ matches.

The cooling technologies being installed at the venue will guarantee a comfortable fan experience and ideal conditions for players and match officials.

New facilities at the stadium will include the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, which will celebrate Qatar’s culture of sport and the global sports heritage represented by the Olympic Games. The museum, one of 22 members of the Olympic Museum Network, will feature interactive exhibits alongside historical objects, guaranteeing a wide audience and further cementing Qatar’s position as a centre of sporting excellence in the Middle East.

The renovation of Khalifa International Stadium is being undertaken in part to take advantage of green technologies that have blossomed in the years since the stadium was built. To ensure that Qatar achieves its goal of hosting an environmentally-friendly FIFA World Cup™, the stadium will target Global Sustainability Assessment Systems (GSAS) certification. Underscoring Qatar’s commitment to sustainability, fans will have the option of taking the brand new metro to matches. Sports City station, located directly adjacent to the stadium, will prove crucial in reducing the tournament’s carbon footprint.