Revealed: J&P bags Qatar Foundation stadium deal
The QF Stadium is the fourth unveiled for the 2022 World Cup, joining the Khalifa International Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium and Al Wakrah Stadium
Cyprus-based contractor, Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P), has bagged the construction contract for the Qatar Foundation stadium, sources revealed.
The stadium will have a tournament capacity of 40,000, and as with all proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup venues, will feature innovative cooling technology, which will provide comfortable playing and viewing conditions for fans and players alike.
The design of the stadium will see light filtered through complex geometrical patterns, an innovative and unique element of the stadium design, and will be located at Education City.
RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects is the design consultant for the QF Stadium, while Astad Project Management serves as the project manager.
The development of QF Stadium, and the associated Health & Wellness Center, will be overseen by the Qatar Foundation Capital Projects Directorate.
"We have received the confirmation letter on Saturday, 16 July. We are yet to receive the official document, but we expect it will come next week. Further details will be revealed then," sources told Construction Week.
The structure is intended to reference Islamic architecture. Both the interior and exterior will be clad in translucent triangular panels whose color and patterns will shift throughout the day, depending on the position of the sun and influence of artificial illumination which will reflect the events happening from within the stadium.
Construction is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2019.