The FIFA World Cup 2022 is around the corner, and Qatar has been hard at work planning such a spectacular event since last year. One result of those efforts is a gigantic stadium unlike any seen in the event’s history.
The stadium is made of recyclable materials and may be disassembled and rebuilt elsewhere.
Doha just completed Stadium 974, a 40,000-seat stadium designed by Spanish architects Fenwick Iribarren Architects and built using repurposed shipping containers and modular steel, Interesting Engineering reported.
It will be the first stadium in World Cup history to be completely demountable. The structure was formerly known as the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium.
The stadium’s name is inspired by the number of ocean shipping containers utilized in its construction, 974, and the country dialing code. More importantly, Stadium 974 has been hailed as a model of large-scale event sustainability in Qatar.
Once the 2022 World Cup is over in December, the new stadium will be torn down and rebuilt because it will no longer be needed. Additionally, it is said that recyclable materials made up the majority of its construction.
The huge recyclable structure was intended to be a solution to frequently expressed concerns about human rights abuses done by migrant construction workers in the country.