Qatar starts construction on its second World Cup stadium
The design takes inspiration from 'Bayt Al Sha'ar' – a monochromatic tent used by nomadic societies in the Gulf region. The structure will also have an upper layer of removable seats that will be taken away after the World Cup in 2022, and which will reduce the capacity of the stadium to 32,000 seats. The detached chairs will later be donated to other countries in order to continue the football legacy.
The facility will also take up ethical building techniques, complying with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) ratings, using renewable energy methods for the stadium itself as well as the surrounding area.
While initial work has begun, the venue is not expected to be complete by 2018.