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Foster + Partners Design a "Glittering" Stadium for Qatar's 2022 World Cup

Foster + Partners Design a "Glittering" Stadium for Qatar's 2022 World Cup
Foster + Partners Design a "Glittering" Stadium for Qatar's 2022 World Cup, © Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
© Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

The organizers behind the FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup have released new images of the Foster + Partners-designed Lusail Stadium. Merging contemporary and historical influences, the “sleek, bold shape” of the arena is inspired by the bowls and vessels used in the Middle East across centuries.

Foster + Partners were chosen for the scheme’s design in 2015, ahead of David Chipperfield Architects, Mossessian & Partners and Mangera Yvars Architects. Located in Lusail City, 15 kilometers north of Doha, the 80,000-seat stadium will host the opening ceremony and final match of one of the world’s biggest sporting occasions.

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© Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
© Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

The scheme is to be adorned with a glittering gold exterior reminiscent of intricate clothing, with a roof crafted to provide a balance between shade for spectators and sunlight for the pitch surface.

© Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
© Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

At night, an advanced lighting system will “maximize the interaction of the light and openings in the façade, mimicking the welcoming glow of a fanar lantern for approaching fans.”

© Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
© Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

This is an exciting step forward in stadium design – it will be the first to break the mold of the free-standing suburban concept, and instead anticipates the grid of this future city, of which it will be an integral part. 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.
-Norman Foster, Founder, Foster + Partners.

© Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
© Foster + Partners / Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

Foster + Partners joins many other renowned firms to design structures of the 2022 World Cup. Zaha Hadid Architects’ Al Wakrah Stadium is already close to completion, with a time-lapse video earlier this year showing the stadium’s concrete lower bowl being poured and its massive roof pillars being installed.

Get to know the rest of the stadiums hosting the 2022 World Cup from our previous roundup of the structures here.

News via: Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

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Cite: Niall Patrick Walsh. "Foster + Partners Design a "Glittering" Stadium for Qatar's 2022 World Cup" 18 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/907980/foster-plus-partners-design-a-glittering-stadium-for-qatars-2022-world-cup/> ISSN 0719-8884
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