With its facade showing Islamic patterns and a form that makes one think of a garment commonly worn by young Qataris, the new sport arena oozes with vernacular culture.
The rhombic pieces of fiberglass that form the facade and roof create translucent and opaque surfaces, alternatingly, to regulate incoming light during the day and achieve a dramatic effect at night.
Estadio Al Thumama, Doha
Al Thumama Stadium, Doha.
Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Fenwick Iribarren Architects / Mark Fenwick, Javier Iribarren Guerrero (socios partners).
Arab Engineering Bureau (arquitecto local architect of record); Schlaich Bergermann & Partners (estructura structure); Hilson Moran (instalaciones MEP services).