Below a compilation of images from a larger more extensive portfolio I shot recently of the spectacular Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. This stadium is one of the host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It has a current seating capacity of 66,00 seats although the venue is due to receive a major upgrade prior to the tournament taking place here.
The stadium was originally built in 1976 but recently received a massive upgrade with practical completion achieved in early 2005. ARUP(the world’s best engineers) were of course involved with the structural design and development of the project and Cox Richardson Architects & Planners were tasked to develop the scheme for the complete stadium expansion, including seating extension, foundations, roof, and private box for the Crown Prince of Qatar.
It’s a wonderful example of exciting modern architecture and engineering and a pleasing portent of the standard of creative…
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