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These Time-Lapses Capture the Construction of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Stadiums

These Time-Lapses Capture the Construction of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Stadiums
These Time-Lapses Capture the Construction of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Stadiums, via screenshot from video
via screenshot from video

As the 2018 World Cup approaches, we architects can already look ahead to the next tournament. The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar offers the most exciting opportunity in stadium design for decades, with the competition relying on an almost entirely new footballing infrastructure. Several world-renowned designers have submitted proposals, and the following set of newly released time-lapse videos show the progression of each stadium, as we approach four years to the competition’s start. Emphasising the structural shells, the videos highlight a sometimes overlooked facet of stadium design. To materialize the effortless magic of the initial renders - like those produced by Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects - phenomenal levels of engineering and problem solving are required, and in the early stages of construction, this becomes the visual focal point. Read on to see the beauty of these structural marvels, but be warned - you may develop World Cup fever.

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Project: Al Bayt Stadium
Location: Al Khor City
Designer: Dar Al-Handasah
Capacity: 60,000

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via screenshot from video

 

Project: Al Wakrah Stadium
Location: Al Wakrah
Designer: Zaha Hadid Architects
Capacity: 40,000

Courtesy of Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
Courtesy of Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

 

Project: Al Rayyan Stadium
Location: Al Rayyan Municipality
Designer: Pattern Architects
Capacity: 44,740

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via screenshot from video

 

Project: Education City Stadium
Location:
Education City, Al Rayyan Municipality
Designer: DR. Omar Jamal, SENSI Moe and Sons, Dr. Demonichaos (Wareface CO.)
Capacity: 40,000

via screenshot from video
via screenshot from video

 

Project: Al Thumama Stadium
Location: Doha
Designer: Ibrahim J Aidah
Capacity: 40,000

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via screenshot from video

 

Project: Lusail Stadium
Location: Lusail
Designer: Foster + Partners
Capacity: 86,250

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via screenshot from video

 

Project: Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Location: Doha
Designer: Fenwick Iribarren Architects
Capacity: 40,000

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via screenshot from video

News via: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

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Cite: Tom Dobbins. "These Time-Lapses Capture the Construction of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Stadiums" 13 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/895991/these-time-lapses-capture-the-construction-of-the-2022-qatar-world-cup-stadiums/> ISSN 0719-8884
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