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Opening and Closing Ceremony Venue World Cup 2022

Lusail Stadium

Doha, Qatar

80,000 seat capacity fully retractable stadium, the biggest tournament venue for the 2022 World Cup. Designed that top tier seats can be dismantled and sent to identified nations to help build needed stadiums.

The iconic Lusail Stadium, the largest of the 2022 FIFA World Cup venues, has an 80,000- seat capacity. Not only will it be the opening and closing venue but will host the final match of the tournament. The stadium design had to meet rigorous FIFA standards in Tournament Mode and to address unique challenges posed by Qatar’s weather environment.

The saddle-form roof appears to float above the concrete seating bowl, discreetly supported by a ring of arching columns. The concave profile of the stadium’s outer enclosure evokes the sails of a traditional dhow. Inside, the seating bowl is designed to enhance the experience and atmosphere for spectators.

The stadium has highly sophisticated HVAC, Security, Lighting, Scoreboard, Media Systems that are World Class. The design includes a legacy program that will transform the stadium into a vibrant mixed-use development, post games, to complement a theatre district planned for the surrounding precinct.

Foster + Partners were the Concept Designers completing an early Schematic Design Package.
The procurement of the project was through a Design/Build award that went to the Joint Venture of the local HBK and the Chinese CRCC Contractors. KEO completed the Detail Schematic and Design Development Stages of the project as consultants to the D/B JV.

HBK-CRCC Joint Venture

End User:
Supreme Committee

Estimated cost:
Part of $ 8 billion investment in stadiums for the 2022 World Cup Games


Services Provided:
Design Management
Executive Architect
Structural Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Executive Landscape Architect
Sustainability Services
Quantity Surveying

Design Consultant:
Foster + Partners

In Association with:
InSite C-Quest

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