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

06:00 - 13 June, 2018
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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A Modular, Demountable Stadium Built From Shipping Containers Will Be Erected for Qatar 2022 World Cup

12:30 - 28 November, 2017
A Modular, Demountable Stadium Built From Shipping Containers Will Be Erected for Qatar 2022 World Cup, Courtesy of The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
Courtesy of The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

The design of the seventh stadium being constructed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has been revealed. Designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects, the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be constructed from a series of modified shipping containers sitting within a steel framework, allowing it to be quickly assembled, disassembled and then reassembled in a new location following the conclusion of the event.

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O´Donnell 12 Building Renovation / Fenwick Iribarren Architects

15:00 - 28 September, 2017
© Miguel Guzmán & Rocío Romero
© Miguel Guzmán & Rocío Romero