ARCHITECTURE

AL BAYT STADIUM FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION

Qatar's Al Bayt Stadium will be the host venue for the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Dar Al-Handasah-designed venue was inspired by the bayt al sha'ar of nomadic people who have etched a living from Qatar's deserts for millennia. The magnificent tent structure envelopes an ultra-modern football stadium, welcoming visitors into comfort as has been the tradition in that part of the world for centuries. As well as being incredibly eye-catching, the tent design is deeply practical. The shade provided by the tent structure and its retractable roof system complement the stadium's cooling technologies, helping maintain a comfortable temperature inside without using any extra power. Furthermore, the modular construction of Al Bayt Stadium will mean that almost half of its seating can be removed and given to football development projects around the world after the tournament.

Qatar's Al Bayt Stadium will be the host venue for the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Dar Al-Handasah-designed venue was inspired by the bayt al sha'ar of nomadic people who have etched a living from Qatar's deserts for millennia. The magnificent tent structure envelopes an ultra-modern football stadium, welcoming visitors into comfort as has been the tradition in that part of the world for centuries. As well as being incredibly eye-catching, the tent design is deeply practical. The shade provided by the tent structure and its retractable roof system complement the stadium's cooling technologies, helping maintain a comfortable temperature inside without using any extra power. Furthermore, the modular construction of Al Bayt Stadium will mean that almost half of its seating can be removed and given to football development projects around the world after the tournament.