AECOM, in association with Zaha Hadid Architects, have developed the new, innovative design in Al Wakrah, famous for its fishing and seafaring heritage, the proposed southern-most Host City for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Located approximately fifteen kilometres south of Doha, Al Wakrah has served as a vital commercial port and a gateway to the capital throughout Qatar’s history. Al Wakrah’s tradition is reflected in the stadium design, which captures the essence of the traditional dhow, an Arabian pearl fishing boat.
The design of the stadium and the development of an approx. 585,000 m2 precinct area surrounding it will embrace the cultural heritage of Al Wakrah and the adjacent historical settlement of Al Wukair.