A removable and ‘navigable’ stadium with a Spanish stamp

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Un estadio desmontable y 'navegable' con sello español

Dismountable and “navigable”, the 974 stadium will be the first major stadium of the Qatar World Cup 2022 that fans arriving in the country will sees, a sports center with a curious name and design whose star material, maritime cargo containers, will be able to sail the seas again as soon as the event ends.

The 974 will undoubtedly be the stadium most seen by all those who attend the event, an imposing figure that can be seen from practically anywhere in the bay where the city is located and where the largest number of hotels are located.

It is also the closest to Doha airportrequired step to enter or leave the country.

Also, given its peculiar design and conception, it is a stadium that can be seen again in any other place in the world once the cup has an owner and can dismantled, transported and reinstalled where required.

And if it is not required, the 974 containers that give it shape and name will be able to return to their usual tasks of transporting goods, since they will have maintained their airworthiness certificates.

The idea of ​​the stadium arose from the meetings of the organizing committee with the Spanish architecture studio fenwick smilingof Madrid, with which the notion “of a temporary stadium, whose nature allows it to be transferred to another place after its use as the venue for a mega-event such as the World Cup” was elaborated.

This was explained by Mohamed Al Atwaan, manager of 974 and responsible for the place being in optimal conditions for Poland-Mexico, their first World Cup match that will take place on November 22.

“With the idea of ​​a temporary stadium, came the idea of ​​using ship containers, which are easy to transport, to move anywhere. Thus, the two main components of this stadium are the containers, 974, which are certified, and which they share the operational functions, in addition to 30,000 tons of steel that carry the weight of everything up to the roof,” Al Atwaan summarized.

Everything meets both the FIFA requirements for a stadium of this level and to be able to be dedicated to another task after the event.

Changing rooms, boxes, toilets, food and drink areas, first aid stations, places for the press and even the VIP area are some of the places that will be inside a container, which also maintain their distinctive colors and industrial air that They give a curious aspect to the construction.

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