Heralding new era

 27 Nov 2017 - 14:53

The Peninsula

The launch of the design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, the seventh 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium design, heralds a new era in the sporting world. The projects stands out in the world because of its innovative and sustainable concept and will be an inspiration for stadium developers and architects around the globe.

The launch is also a testimony of Qatar’s indomitable spirit as the design was unveiled at the time when the country is under the unjust siege imposed by the blockading countries since June 5.

One of the objectives of the siege countries was to delay the 2022 World Cup preparations going on in the country. Siege countries thought imposing siege would bring down the morale as Qatar was importing raw material for World Cup related projects from some of the siege countries. On the contrary, Qatar launched the new design showing that country’s has emerged stronger under the siege.

The launch of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium’s design comes three months after the design launch of Al Thumama Stadium and six months after the inauguration of Khalifa International Stadium following its renovation.

This succession of positive announcements highlights the continued progress being made on all 2022 World Cup projects. Ras Abu Aboud Stadium is one of eight proposed host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

This stadium is also proof of Qatar’s sustainable and environment-freindly approach to the stadium’s construction. Ras Abu Aboud’s modular design means construction of the venue will require fewer materials, create less waste and reduce the carbon footprint of the building process, all while reducing the time taken to build the stadium to as little as three years.

Qatar’s ambition to host world’s biggest soccer tournament began its journey on December 2, 2010, when Qatar won the right to host the tournament. Since that moment in Zurich, numerous milestones have been achieved.

For the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), 2022 will be the culmination of a dream that started in 2009, when the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee was formed.

The work for World Cup projects are going in full swing and the country is investing around almost $500m every week on major infrastructure projects for football’s biggest tournament.

The countdown for the 2022 FIFA World Cup has already begun as the football’s biggest event will kick-off in Qatar in almost five years from now. Qatar will welcome millions of fans from across the globe. Spectators will attend state-of-the-art stadiums that will offer world-class atmosphere and unforgettable fan experience.