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Al Janoub Stadium

Al Janoub Stadium

Details of Al Janoub Stadium

  • Client
  • Country Qatar
  • Software
    • SCIA Engineer

Al Janoub is the first stadium to be built from scratch for the 2022 World Cup. It seats 40,000 spectators in tournament mode and will be used up the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup, after which it will be converted to 20,000 seats to be used by the Al Wakrah Sports Club. 

The design is inspired by the rich heritage of Qatar and the Al Wakrah region. The roof is made of two symmetrical parts, each side composed of three shells, inspired by the hulls of dhows turned upside down to create cover and shelter. Inside, the boat reference is carried through an expressed ceiling structure from engineered timber that strongly resembles a skeleton of a traditional dhow hull.

The upper tiers of the stadium were designed to be removable after the tournament. The roof structure, which comprises 185 m propped arches underwent construction staging design, fire engineering and plate design for the sculpted V columns supporting the primary arches. 

Creating a landmark stadium that offers a world class experience was the challenge and rapid prototyping using parametric design with SCIA Engineer and interoperability with Virtual Reality environments allowed us to test different solutions and evaluate options to produce a stadium befitting the Architect’s vision.

Client information

AECOM is a global provider of professional, technical and management support services to a broad range of construction and infrastructure markets. 

With approximately 51.000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, providing a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments. 

From major road and rail projects to energy generation, water management systems and creating beautiful and successful buildings and places, AECOM in Europe works closely with clients across all areas of the built and natural environment.

Our teams of award-winning engineers, designers, planners and project managers ensure that our solutions outperform convention. Combining global resources with local expertise provides exceptional, high-quality, cost-effective professional and technical solutions.

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