Modular design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium unveiled for 2022 FIFA World Cup

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has unveiled the design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, the seventh 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium design to be released. The stadium will have a 40,000 capacity and is due for completion in 2020.

The uniqueness of Ras Abu Aboud is that the stadium components can be reassembled in a new location, both in its entirety or built into numerous small sports and cultural venues after the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Fenwick Iribarren Architects (FI-A), designed the Ras Abu Aboud stadium. They broke the stadium down into conceptual ‘building blocks’, which consists of modified shipping containers, each containing fundamental stadium elements that can be quickly assembled and disassembled at various locations as required. 

“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.”

 Hassan Al Thawadi, SC Secretary General H.E.

The modular design also means construction of the venue will require fewer materials, create less waste and reduce the carbon footprint of the building process, all while reducing the time taken to build the stadium to as little as three years. Thanks to this sustainable approach to the stadium’s construction, Ras Abu Aboud will receive a four-star Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certification.

During the ESSMA Summit 2018, Yasser Al Mulla, of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, will give participants updates on Stadium Progress of the 2022 FIFA World Cup during the Stadium Development II Seminar.