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Al Wakrah Stadium to be Completed in 2018

Qatar is as progressive just like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This place is often visited by travelers, some visit for a vacation and some for a long-term job. There are many tourist attractions you could go to and this coming 2018 will be a Stadium set to open.

This soon to be open stadium is designed by Zaha Hadid, an architect who recently passed away. The Al Wakrah Stadium is fixed to soar 48m into the sky on the fourth quarter in 2018, it will also become the new home of Al Wakrah Sports Club.

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photo credit: screenshot from AECOM | YouTube

Al Wakrah Stadium Designed by Zaha Hadid

The world was met with great sadness after the architect Zaha passed away, but that does not stop her legacy in Qatar as Al Wakrah Stadium continues to advance even after her death on March 31, 2016. This just made the workers with the appointment of the main contractor inspire to complete this project. It will be a big impact as this will be a tribute to the legacy and architectural work of its late creator.

The SC Project Manager, Thani Khalifa Al Zarraa said at Al Wakrah Stadium “We are very proud to have her legacy here in Qatar, as one of the iconic designs that will be referenced in her legacy.”

Video of Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar

“All the infrastructure and foundations have been laid now. What you can see now is the outline of the stadium already coming up from the ground, with pitch level laid and the stands for spectators taking on shape.” he continued. “The main contractor will continue with the construction of the site, which should be completed within 30 months. Four groups of piles have been completed, which will support the roof of the stadium.”

The stadium and the Doha Metro which will connect to the capital city are ready to host test matches before the tournament. It is also a proposed venue for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar having a net capacity of 40,000.

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photo credit: screenshot from AECOM | YouTube

Al Zarraa added that the second tier of seating is demountable and will be removed after the tournament, bringing the capacity down to 20,000. And the available sections will be used for other purposes to make sure the community can make important use of the stadium.

Other News Source:

QatarDay – http://www.qatarday.com/news/local/zaha-hadid-designed-al-wakrah-stadium-to-be-ready/33949




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