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In the run-up to the World Cup, the Lusail Stadium will host the Lusail Super Cup final on September 20, 2022.
Foster + Partners designed the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
On September 9, Lusail Stadium, the centerpiece venue for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, hosted the Lusail Super Cup final between Saudi Pro League champions Al Hilal SFC and Egyptian Premier League winners Zamalek. The match was viewed as a warm-up for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, which will be held later this year.
“It was a delight to be at the game and see the stadium nearly full of spectators for the first time,” said Luke Fox, Head of Studio at Foster + Partners. Our goal was to create a striking yet simple form that reflects the function of the building, responds to the Qatari climate, and enhances the theatre of the event. The arrival process is simple and immersive. Spectators enter the vessel through two tiers of seating that have been purposefully compressed to heighten the sense of drama before emerging into the generous seating bowl flooded with natural light.”
The design was based on an in-depth analysis of the brief and the client’s requirements, as well as an appreciation of Qatar’s climatic and cultural heritage. Externally, the seating bowl is a burnished golden vessel that sparkles in the sunlight.
The façade has triangular openings that visually reinforce the structural diagrid of the bowl and form a perforated screen that provides shade and filters dappled light onto the internal concourses. The stadium’s energy consumption is reduced by high-performance façades and an innovative roof design. To maximize comfort within the open-air stadium, outdoor cooling technologies are used. The Global Sustainability Assessment System gave it a five-star rating.
The pitch and its relationship to the seating bowl were the starting point for the stadium’s design, with the primary goal of creating an immersive atmosphere for both players and spectators. As they approach the stadium gates, spectators are greeted with a grand welcome via a broad podium. The stadium bowl functions as a self-contained’vessel’ that comes to life during games and events. As the region’s largest stadium, it can host some of the most spectacular international events.
The 307-metre-diameter’spoke-wheel’ cable net roof, which is one of the world’s largest tensile cable-net roofs in a stadium, provides environmental comfort while also unifying the entire stadium under a single envelope. A complex cable system connects its outer compression ring to a central tension ring. This method produces a large-expansion roof without the use of supporting columns.
The muted sand-colored palette continues into the seat colors, which provide a calm backdrop to the vibrancy and energy of the supporters wearing team colors.
The new Lusail Stadium, with its playful scale and geometric elegance, will be an enduring symbol of Qatar’s post-FIFA World CupTM legacy. The stadium’s purity and simplicity make it an iconic addition to the city skyline.
“Using the experience of redesigning Wembley Stadium with its now iconic arch, we are incredibly proud to have created a unique and instantly recognisable symbol for Qatar as host of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, including the final in Lusail,” said Angus Campbell, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners. Together with our joint venture partner, Arup and sports specialist Populous, we believe the stadium will be a truly memorable venue for this year’s final and many other international events in the future.”
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