Ras Abu Aboud sets new sustainable standards
While eight stadiums are being prepared to host the FIFA Qatar 2022 competitions, one of them will likely get more attention than the other World Cup venues.
While eight stadiums are being prepared to host FIFA Qatar 2022, there will be one in particular that will be the focus of more attention than the other World Cup venues.
The Ras Abu Aboud is expected to be a global landmark as the world's first removable stadium after FIFA Qatar 2022, which is being built using shipping containers and detachable units, parts of which will be reused in other projects thereafter. This stadium, therefore, marks a sustainable legacy for major events.
One of the objectives of the Organising and Legacy Committee, the body responsible for managing the FIFA Qatar 2020 projects, is to have the stadium certified by the GSAS Universal Sustainability Assessment System in the four-star category for construction and design. This is due to there being no need to use the cooling system in the venue, thanks to the naturally occurring ventilation provided by the elaborate design.
The work on the stadium is still in progress, with the recent arrival of 1,000 containers, and due to the pandemic the Supreme Committee is playing its role in preparing the stadium as per the agreed plan, although with some delays.
The Ras Abu Aboud stadium is scheduled to be inaugurated after it is completed, boasting a seating capacity of 40,000, as it has the attention of the world from the group stage to the round of 16.
As well as for matches, the venue will capture the interest of many for the process of dismantling the stadium in its entirety: the first fully removable stadium in the world created from shipping containers.