Qatar unveils designs for Al Rayyan stadium
Stadium designed by UK-based Pattern Design with Ramble as engineering consultant and Aecom as project manager
Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) has unveiled designs for its fifth stadium for the 2022 World Cup.
The Al Rayyan Stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 seats for the tournaments, which will be reduced to 21,000 once it completes and the upper tier of seats sent to a developing nation.
It has been designed by UK-based architects Pattern Design - the firm behind the UAE’s Hazza Bin Zayed stadium in Al Ain - with Ramboll as engineering consultants and Aecom in charge of project management. It is due to complete in the first quarter of 2019.
SC has said that it will seek LEED and GSAS sustainability ratings for the new stadium, which will have on-site renewable energy and a lightweight building design.
Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said: “Unveiling the design of Al Rayyan stadium is another important step forward in our preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We will continue to work tirelessly as our vision for the tournament takes on shape
on the ground.”
Dipesh Patel, architect and founder of Pattern Design, said: "A key feature of the stadium is its elegant, ornate façade: a contemporary take on traditional Naquish patterns specific to Qatari culture. The stadium’s distinctive façade was created using cutting-edge parametric design tools so that it also plays an important role in cooling the building.
"The result is a landmark for Qatar that works effectively both as a world stage for sport and, we hope, something that is genuinely meaningful and welcoming locally."