One of the football stadiums for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar is being constructed with shipping containers, mounted on steel structures that can be dismantled after the tournament.
Modified shipping containers are being used to construct Fenwick Iribarren Architects’ Ras Abu Aboud stadium in Doha for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Finals in Qatar.
The architecture of the 40,000-seater stadium ensures that every material used to build the structure can be dismantled and reused after the World Cup is over.
Galleries, players dressing rooms, media box are all being constructed with the shipping containers. The use of adapted shipping containers as building blocks cuts down on the amount of building materials required, creating less waste and reducing the stadium’s carbon footprint.
The seats, concession stands and bathrooms at the stadium are all removable.
The organising committee for the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 Finals had two years ago released a computer generated animation of the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, located on the waterfront of the downtown West Bay area with views of the Corniche, Doha’s landmark 7 kilometre-long promenade development. Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar is currently nearing completion at the southern tip of the Corniche.