Qatar unveils first-ever FIFA World Cup stadium to be built from shipping containers

November 28, 2017 by  
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Abandoned stadiums and crumbling arenas are often left in the wake of events like the World Cup and the Olympics. In a bid for more sustainable construction, Qatar has unveiled plans for the world’s first fully modular stadium ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Designed by Fenwick Iribarren , Schlaich Bergermann Partner and Hilson Moran , the 40,000-seat arena, known as the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, would be mainly built of shipping containers to allow for disassembly and reconstruction. The plans for the cargotecture stadium —the latest in Qatar’s total of eight proposed host venues for the FIFA World Cup —was revealed this week Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organization tasked with delivering the infrastructure for the 2022 event. Unlike the World Cup stadiums before it, the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be built of modular building blocks presumably constructed in a factory with amenities, such as removable seats, concession stands, and bathrooms, ahead of on-site assembly. The modular approach results in less waste and a reduced carbon footprint, and may earn the stadium a four-star Global Sustainability Assessment System certification. Related: Arup and RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects unveil plans for the new Qatar Foundation Stadium “This venue offers the perfect legacy, capable of being reassembled in a new location in its entirety or built into numerous small sports and cultural venues,” said SC Secretary General H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi. Qatar’s new World Cup stadium is expected to be completed in 2020 and will be located on a 450,000-square-meter waterfront site nearby a Doha port. + Fenwick Iribarren Architects Via The Architect’s Newspaper and FIFA

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Populous Delivers Brazil’s Arena das Dunas World Cup Stadium Ahead of Schedule

February 10, 2014 by  
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Populous ’ World Cup Arena in Natal has been completed ahead of schedule and 3 percent below the budget. Brazil’s president Dilma Rouseff has officially inaugurated the Arena das Dunas and congratulated the design team for their successful completion of the structure. The multipurpose arena called The Stadium of the Dunes, will be used as a venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Read the rest of Populous Delivers Brazil’s Arena das Dunas World Cup Stadium Ahead of Schedule Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brazil World Cup , ETFE louvers , FIFA World Cup , multipurpose arena Brazil , multipurpose venues , natural ventilation , Populous architecture , Populous Arena das Dunas , Populous stadiums , rainwater harvesting , sports architecture , stadium design , Sustainable Stadiums , World Cup Arena Brazil        

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Foster + Partners unveil Lusail solar-powered world cup stadium for Qatar

October 7, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Energy-efficient football stadium with solar canopies. The FIFA World Cup may be over, but the obsession and affection for the game is such that nations have already battling it out for one that starts in 12 years. Qatar is bidding to host the World Cup in 2022, and getting the “Lusail Iconic Stadium” design at this point in time is certainly an added advantage

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