DOHA (QATAR): Qatar is building a reusable stadium for FIFA World Cup 2022 games.
The Ras Abu Aboud stadium in Doha will be the first fully reusable FIFA stadium for the 2022 games.
All its components are recyclable and the life-size building blocks are arriving to port filled with the materials used to make the stadium.
The containers itself will be used to make up everything from the stadium’s bathrooms, offices, and hospitality boxes.
Sustainability is the main focus for those building the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium in Doha.
“From the very early stages in the design, we have considered how every single component of the stadium can be reused, whether it’s the container or the steel structure that will hold the containers and the roof as well,” according to project manager Mohammed Al Mulla.
The project is expected to be finished by the end of next year. It’s one of seven stadiums being built just for 2022.
More than 90 containers have already arrived from China. Almost 1,000 containers will be used in total.
Part of Qatar’s bid for hosting the 2022 games involved a plan to help another country develop its sporting facilities.
After the World Cup, the stadium will be disassembled and the containers will be used to build another stadium somewhere else in the world. The 40,000 seat stadium can be moved and split into two, or made into an arena.