The distinctive form of Al Janoub Stadium is instantly recognised by all who see it – and won’t be easily forgotten. Its graceful lines and flowing curves were inspired by traditional dhow boats weaving through the currents of the Gulf.

A modern take on a historic design

This futuristic arena alludes to Al Wakrah's seafaring past – a spectacular bridge between old and new, and a strong visual representation of Qatar's drive to reach beyond its shores.

Beauty meets practicality

The view from inside the stadium is just as stunning, where bowed beams hold up the roof, resembling a ship's hull and allowing light to flood into the arena.

Plenty of light doesn’t mean too much heat though. Alongside an innovative cooling system, ingenious design plays a part in keeping fans, players and officials comfortable. Detailed micro-climate analysis informed the arena's shape, with aerodynamics and optimal shading from the roof (which incorporates a minimal amount of glass) making a significant contribution to temperature control.

These inspirations have come from AECOM, who designed Al Janoub Stadium in association with Zaha Hadid Architects. AECOM served as the design consultant on the project, while KEO International Consultants was the project manager.


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