The use of shipping containers in the construction of the football stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2022

The use of shipping containers in the construction of the football stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2022,

Spanish architecture firm Fenwick-Iribarren Architects has announced the completion of the construction of Stadium 974,

formerly known as Ras Abu Aboud Stadium.

The stadium will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches that will be held in Qatar.

The stadium is located in Doha, Qatar,

and can accommodate up to 40,000 spectators.

Modified shipping containers were used in the construction of Stadium 974,

where 974 reused steel shipping containers are arranged in a curved square to accommodate 40,000 seats.

This will be the first fully demountable stadium in the history of the FIFA World Cup™.

The stadium is located in Ras Abu Aboud and will host matches up to the round of 16 during the World Cup.

Last Saturday, the organizers of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup announced the readiness of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium,

with its name changed to “Stadium 974”, to reflect the international calling symbol for Qatar.

 

 

The use of shipping containers in the construction of the football stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2022

The new name of the stadium reflects “the number of shipping containers used in its construction,

and 974 is the international calling code for Qatar,”

and it is the only World Cup stadium out of eight that is not equipped with refrigeration technology.

The stadium will host the first matches on its soil during the Arab Cup,

which begins at the end of this month, and seven matches will be held in the World Cup until the round of sixteen.

The company announced that the infrastructure works for the tournament are nearing completion,

and Stadium 974 is scheduled to witness its first home match during the first day of the Arab Cup.”

The stadium is located close to Doha Port, with a view of the Al Abraj area,

and can be reached via a metro station that is 800 meters away.

 Design Features

The arena is made of 974 shipping containers and modular structural steel,

and the stadium gets its name from the number of containers used in its construction.

The playground is fully demountable and can be disassembled and reassembled to a new location or repurposed into several smaller spaces.

The shape of the design and the gaps between the seats allow for natural ventilation and artificial cooling,

moreover, the proximity of the stadium to the Arabian Gulf provides a natural cool breeze to relieve the burden on the stadium’s cooling systems.

The 974 Stadium has a modular design that reduces construction cost, duration and material waste,

and in addition, water use will be reduced by 40% compared to the construction of the traditional stadium due to the efficient methods introduced in the project.

 

 

The use of shipping containers in the construction of the football stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2022

The enclosures that make up the exterior also serve as spaces to install stairs, concessions, and toilets.

The stadium’s design has been awarded a five-star certification by the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS),

which ranks green buildings and infrastructure across the Middle East and North Africa.

 

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