Stunning images of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium design for 2022 Qatar World Cup

Images of the World Cup’s first ever deconstructable stadium have been revealed. The design shows plans for Ras Abu Aboud Stadium which will host matches up until the quarter-final stage of the 2022 Qatar tournament.

The innovative arena is to be built using modified shipping containers, a nod to it’s position adjacent to Doha’s shoreline, and every material used can be removed after the tournament.

Ras Abu Aboud will boast 40,000 seats on a 450,000 square-metre waterfront site and is the seventh stadium to be unveiled by organisers.

Aerial images of the stadium show it to be in prime position, making it easily accessible for supporters with the Hamad International Airport 1.5km away.

Many have criticised the decision to host a World Cup in Qatar due to the lack of existing footballing infrastructure but this design appears to provide a solution and can be reassembled as multiple sites elsewhere after the tournament.

The sustainability is a key factor for Ras Abu Aboud, with fewer materials needed for it’s construction leaving less of a carbon footprint.

The concept was envisioned by Fenwick Iribarren Architects and each section of the stadium is separate. Even the lavatories and concession stands can be taken out and reused.

Secretary General of the 2022 World Cup organising committee Hassan Al Thawadi said: ‘Innovation has always been central to our plans for delivering a historic FIFA World Cup.

‘That leaves a legacy for Qatar and the world, and there is no better example of this than the design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium.

‘This venue offers the perfect legacy, capable of being reassembled in a new location in its entirety or built into numerous small sports and cultural venues. All of this in a stadium that delivers the atmosphere fans expect at a World Cup and which we will build in a more sustainable way than ever before.’

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