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Zaha Hadid Design

Al Janoub Stadium

Al Wakrah, Qatar

Delivered for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. Early works commenced in late 2013 with completion and handover in mid-2019.

The Al Janoub Stadium (formerly known as Al Wakrah Stadium) provides a tournament capacity for 40,000 spectators, designed in such a way that the top sections of the grandstands can be removed to reduce capacity to 20,000. The dismantled tiers will be donated to third world countries in support of sporting programs. Other features of the stadium and its surrounding area include climate-controlled practice pitches, a multi-purpose indoor arena providing a variety of sports facilities and a school. The stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid, features a curvilinear postmodernist and neo-futurist design. The appearance of the roof was inspired by the sails of traditional Dhow boats, used by pearl divers from the region, weaving through currents of the Gulf.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy appointed KEO to provide Project Management consultancy services (PMC) to the Al Janoub Stadium.
It was the first of the 8 stadiums commissioned for the World Cup 2022 to have been completed. Early works commenced in late 2013 with completion and handover in mid-2019.

KEO was responsible for the overall management, strategy and implementation of the project. More broadly, our remit included the successful management of the design, procurement, construction, sustainability, carbon reduction, testing and commissioning of the precinct, its associated facilities and the surrounding areas for both the tournament and the legacy stages.

In collaboration with the SC and FIFA, KEO also developed on a world class sustainability, carbon reduction, health and safety and environmental program for the stadium and precinct.

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy


Services Provided:
Project Management
Design Management
Design Review
Construction Management
Commissioning Services
Cost Management
Sustainability and Carbon Consultancy Services

In Association with:
C-Quest- Cost Consultant

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