Sustainability runs right through this arena and the surrounding complex, married with eye-catching design. The whole shape of the stadium hides a remarkably green temperature control method, making its clever aerodynamic design do much of the work. The roof provides significant shade, taking the weight off the advanced cooling systems.
Elegant green solutions
The inventive maritime traders who called Al Wakrah home in centuries past would be proud of the creative thinking used to protect the environment they loved. Modern-day Qatar can also be proud, as the country continues to make great strides towards achieving the environmental goals set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030.
In November 2018, the stadium received a Class A* sustainability rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), recognising the project's extensive efforts to protect the environment.
Embracing nature and technology for a better future
Vast green spaces are being developed around the Al Janoub Stadium complex. This impressive parkland, with 800 new trees and low-water-consumption vegetation, will include space for horse riding, running tracks and cycle lanes.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and our stakeholders have also put great thought into the environmental impact of fans travelling to Al Janoub Stadium for FIFA World Cup 2022™ matches. Roads are being upgraded to reduce journey times and emissions. Capacity for buses is also being increased. However, a new Doha Metro station serving the stadium will tempt many fans off the roads altogether.
Improvements like these will, of course, benefit Al Wakrah and Qatar far beyond 2022. Both by protecting the environment now and demonstrating how it can be done, Al Janoub Stadium and all of our Qatar 2022 venues are creating a better future for generations to come