The ever-present design firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, has unveiled its design for one of the new World Cup 2022 stadiums in Qatar.
The 40,000 seat venue has been designed to moderate the searing Qatari summer heat (sometimes in excess of 50 degrees Celsius!!). The curved roof of the design will shield both players and spectators. This, along with a mechanical air-conditioning system, aims to keep temperatures below 30 degrees.
The stadium’s form is inspired by the traditional Arabic fishing boat called a Dhow and it is the first of up to nine stadiums planned for Qatar.
An interesting feature is that during the World Cup the stadium will hold 40,000 seats but once it is over, 20,000 seats will be shipped to developing countries as a form of aid.
What do you think of the stadium? Another great design by Zaha Hadid Architects? This is their second stadium in recent times. We’re looking forward to seeing the rest of the Qatari stadiums which should be unveiled over the coming months….Insh’Allah.