Sustainability runs all 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 will provide 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. Al Wakrah Stadium has already received a provisional letter of conformance from the Global Sustainability Assessment System Trust owing to its eco-friendly technologies and carefully sourced building materials.
Embracing nature and technology for a better future
Al Wakrah's stadium complex will feature new green spaces of around 90,000 m2 . 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 Wakrah for 2022 FIFA World Cup™ matches. Roads are being upgraded to reduce journey times and emissions. Capacity for buses is also being increased. However, a new Doha Metro station just a short distance from 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 Wakrah and all of Qatar's stadiums are creating a better future for generations to come.