Qatar: Al Rayyan Stadium wins Stadium Design award
Al Rayyan Stadium, one of the FIFA 2022 World Cup venues, has been awarded Stadium Design of the Year at the 2016 World Stadium Congress in Doha
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has been awarded the Stadium Design of the Year accolade for Al Rayyan Stadium.
The award was announced by a judging panel that included Matt Ross, editor of Stadia Magazine and Tim Brouw, stadium and tournament consultant, at the 2016 World Stadium Congress in Doha.
Upon receiving the award, Abdulla Al Fehani, Al Rayyan stadium project manager, SC, said: "It is an honour to receive this award on behalf of the Supreme Committee and a reconfirmation of our commitment to excellence in creating innovative designs which incorporate the culture, heritage and needs of the local community.
"The stadium construction is making good progress and we will continue to ensure that the Al Rayyan community is incorporated in all stage of the construction and legacy planning of this stadium, as they have been from the very beginning of this exciting project."
He added: "We are creating not just a sports stadium for one of Qatar's best supported sides, but also a community hub which will be used on a daily basis by families in this area.
"We believe that this innovative approach is also encapsulated in the design of this stadium."