Al-Wakrah World Cup stadium influenced by Qatar’s traditions

The Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 Supreme Committee has unveiled the new-concept design for the Al Wakrah Stadium which encompasses various aspects of the county’s tradition and culture.

Inspired by the dhow boat and Al Wakrah’s fishing and seafaring heritage, the design has been developed by AECOM in association with Zaha Hadid Architects.

“We are proud to reveal what we believe is a truly unique stadium design and surrounding precinct that will serve the population and act as a social hub for the community of Al Wakrah, and Qatar as a whole, during the 2022 FIFA World Cup and for the years to follow.”

Al-Thawadi added that the design reflects what Qatar stands for from a cultural perspective.

“It is modern, futuristic and functional. But importantly, it remains true to Qatari heritage with the design and materials inspired by the traditional dhow boat.”