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First World Cup stadium in Qatar to be built in Al Wakrah

Qatar will begin construction on its first World Cup stadium next year, officials have announced after unveiling a new design for the facility in Al Wakrah.

The Al Wakrah Stadium will house 40,000 people – less than the 45,000 originally stated - and be used for some 16 matches during the 2022 World Cup.

The top-tiers of the stadium will be modular, allowing capacity to be lowered to 20,000. The extra seats will be donated to developing nations lacking sports infrastructure, as per Qatar’s plan to “recycle” parts of its stadiums following the games.

The stadium, which was designed by AECOM and Zaha Hadid Architects, is based on a dhow boat that Qataris traditionally used for pearl diving, and is slated for a 2018 completion. That’s three years later than the 2015 deadline that 2022 Supreme Committee Secretary General Hassan Al Thawadi forecasted the first stadium would be ready.

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First Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium works start

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has broken ground on the first of the stadiums for the FIFA 2022 World Cup.

Following the completion of early stage works by AMANA, Qatari firm HBK Contracting has now begun on excavation and site preparation works ahead of foundations being laid at the site in September. This latest phase of work is expected to be completed by March 2015.

A main contractor, which is likely to be a joint venture between an international firm and a local company, is expected to be announced by the end of the year.

The 40,000-seat New Al Wakrah stadium is the first of five stadiums that are currently in the pipeline. It is the centrepiece of a 560,000m2 (60-hectare) precinct, with a new sports centre and a community hub featuring elements including a park, mosque, school, hotel, wedding hall, vocational training centre and local retail.

Once the tournament completes, the stadium's capacity will be reduced by 20,000 and it will become home to the Al Wakrah Sports Club.

Extra modular seating will be removed and donated to poorer countries in need of better sports infrastructure.

The stadium has been designed by London-based Zaha Hadid Architects, with Aecom serving as supervision architects.

HBK, alongside other contractors working on world cup projects, have signed up to SC's Worker Welfare terms as part of its contract.

http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-28260-first-qatar-2022-world-cup-stadium-works-start/

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