The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has appointed Foster + Partners, one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design firms in the world, as the Design Architect for Lusail Stadium, the proposed host venue for the Final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.
Located in Lusail City, 15 kilometres north of Doha, the stadium will have a net seating capacity of 80,000 spectators and, in adherence with the SC’s commitments to providing a level playing field for all teams, will contain an open-air pitch that can be cooled to an optimal 26 degrees Celsius using cooled and shaded spectator stands and state-of-the-art green technologies.
Lord Foster, Chairman and Founder of Foster + Partners, said: “It is an honour to design this centrepiece stadium – we are delighted to have won the international competition. This is an exciting step forward in stadium design – it will be the first to break the mould of the free standing suburban concept, and instead anticipates the grid of this future city, of which it will be an integral part.”
He added: “The project also pioneers the idea of an ongoing life for the stadium beyond the big event. The environmental strategies, particularly those that address the players as well as the spectators, will also be of international interest to the sporting public as well as those concerned with the architecture.” Source by SC.