Maeg has been assigned to construct the steel structure for the roofing of the Al Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
This stadium is one of the nine under construction that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the first for an Arab state. The futuristic shape of the project is designed by the studio Zaha Hadid Architects, legacy of the recently passed-away Iraqi architect: the stadium is characterized by a sinuous roof composed by two symmetrical halves divided in turn into three shells.
The design carefully takes into consideration the temperature of the country, favouring a microclimate by optimizing the use of shading, minimizing the use of glass, as well as through a big central opening presenting a retractable roof.
The arena will have a capacity of 40.000 people. However, at the end of the tournament 20.000 seats will be removed from the ground (taking advantage of the modular design) to be transported to countries in need of sporting infrastructure, maintaining the centre of the Al Wakrah Sports Club and of the precinct.
Last updates on the project’s page.