The distinctive form of Al Wakrah Stadium will be instantly recognisable and will live long in the memory. Its graceful lines and flowing curves were inspired by the sails of traditional dhow boats weaving through the currents of the Gulf.
A modern take on a historic design
The result will be a futuristic arena that 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 the inside of 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 will not mean too much heat though. Alongside an innovative cooling system, ingenious design will play 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.