FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar announces demountable stadium made from shipping containers


FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar announces demountable stadium made from shipping containers FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar announces demountable stadium made from shipping containers

The Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is set to be a unique one in terms of its construction. Slated to be a 40,000 capacity stadium, the venue will be built using shipping container. Yes, you heard it right.

Shipping containers along with modular building blocks – will be used to make this stadium. Each of the blocks will contain removable seats, concessions stands, lavatories along with other stadium elements, it was revealed this weekend.

Another unique feature of the stadium would be that the blocks could be moved out and reassembled elsewhere – which seems to be the plan after the World Cup gets over.

The stadium, designed by Spanish firm Fenwick Iribarren Architects, German consultant engineer Schlaich Bergermann Partner and the UK’s Hilson Moran is due to be completed in 2020.

Located on Doha’s shore, the 45,000 sq m project site is only 1.5 km away from the Hamad International Airport.

Hassan Al Thawadi, the Secretary General of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, said: “Innovation has always been central to our plans for delivering a historic Fifa World Cup that leaves a legacy for Qatar and the world, and there is no better example of this than the design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium.”

The project is expected to receive a four-star Global Sustainability Assessment System certification, a green building rating system developed for Gulf Cooperation Council countries.