The 40,000-seat Ras Abu Aboud Stadium is the seventh of eight World Cup venue designs for the pending 2022 Qatar World Cup of soccer.
The Fenwick Iribarren Architects-designed venue features a unique mobile element. The structure will be built using modular building blocks, with removable seats, concession stands and bathrooms – it can be taken apart and reassembled elsewhere or be made into smaller spaces.
"We are confident that this innovative and sustainable concept will be an inspiration for stadium developers and architects around the world, capable of creating aesthetically pleasing venues that offer new legacy possibilities," senior partner, Mark Fenwick, said in a statement.
The Doha-located venue will reportedly host games up to the quarter-final stage of the tournament.
“Innovation has always been central to our plans for delivering a historic FIFA World Cup that leaves a legacy for Qatar and the world, and there is no better example of this than the design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium,” SC Secretary-General H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi shared at the launch.
“I’m delighted with this design,” the secretary general added.
According to a senior Qatari official, the current ongoing discord among Gulf countries – which has drawn the concerns of potential participating nations – will not affect the tournament preparations.
Chairman of the committee's technical delivery office, Hilal Jeham Al Kuwari, assured that the “launch of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium's design comes three months after the design launch of Al Thumama Stadium and six months after the inauguration of Khalifa International Stadium following its renovation.
"This succession of positive announcements highlights the continued progress being made on all World Cup projects. All of our projects are progressing per schedule and will be delivered by their target completion dates."
Previously unveiled venue designs include Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Thumama, Al Wakrah, Qatar Foundation, Lusail and the already renovated Khalifa International Stadium.