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Qatar World Cup stadium reaches construction milestone

Qatar World Cup stadium reaches construction milestone
November 29, 2016

The construction of Qatar’s Al Rayyan Stadium, one of the host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has entered a new phase with the recent pouring of the first concrete at the location of the stadium’s West Stand.

The milestone means the project, designed by architecture studio Ramboll and Pattern, is on schedule for completion in 2019.

Construction of the venue will see the use of over 100,000 cubic metres of concrete and 6,700 tonnes of structural steel.

Youssif Al-Musleh, Competition Venues Deputy Executive Director at the Technical Delivery Office of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy – the body that is organising the World Cup – explained “we’re pleased with the progress being made on the site of Al Rayyan Stadium.

“Following the completion of the training sites for the team in August. (this) is another significant step forward towards the completion of the stadium by 2019."

The multipurpose stadium replaces the former Al Rayyan Stadium, which was located on the same site and hosted various sports fixtures involving Al Rayyan Sports Club.

With a capacity of 40,000, and with a legacy as the future home of Al Rayyan Sports Club, it will allow twice as many spectators to watch the games.

With the former ground has been demolished, 90% of the materials from the former venue are being reused in the new construction with some of the remainder being used by local and international artists to create works of public art.

The new Stadium is planned as a hub for the local community, with the area surrounding it including a mall, an aquatics centre, scenic walkways and a wedding hall. Excavation work for a planned Qatar Rail metro line has already been completed, and new road connections are currently being finished.

Al Rayyan’s sporting heritage and Qatar’s environment is reflected in the architecture of the stadium.

The façade will feature a multitude of local patterns and designs drawing on Qatari culture. Most of the hospitality and service areas will be located outside the stadium in dune-like structures, which resemble the sand dunes that surround desert tents.

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