Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has unveiled design for Al Thumama Stadium, the sixth proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup venue.
The project will be delivered by a joint venture of Qatari contractor Al Jaber Engineering and Turkish construction firm Tekfen.
The stadium will be constructed on pitches currently used by the Qatar Football Association. The Al Thumama district is located in Doha’s southern suburbs, 12km from Hamad International Airport.
Al Thumama Stadium has been designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim Jaidah, chief architect of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB). The design is based on ‘gahfiya’, the headdress worn by men across the Arab.
The venue is expected to be ready by 2020. Upon completion, the stadium will have capacity to accommodate 40,000 spectators.
Al Jaber Engineering CEO Osama Hadid said: “While we are familiar with the local market and have the largest fleet of equipment of any local contractor and a 12,000 employee workforce, Tekfen is a world-class contractor with specific experiences of designing and building FIFA compliant stadiums.
“Knowing that we are playing part of this massive undertaking of Qatar, makes us proud. As a Qatari company we’re very happy to have been chosen and entrusted to deliver a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
“For us, this also means that the world will be able to see what a Qatari contractor can deliver.”