AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced today that it has been selected to provide design consultancy and construction supervision services for the Al Wakrah Stadium and Precinct for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.
The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has appointed AECOM, in association with Zaha Hadid Architects, as the design consultant for the project.
Al Wakrah will serve as a host city for a 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadium and precinct, and is located approximately 12 miles south of Doha. It is one of the oldest inhabited areas in Qatar, with a rich cultural heritage evidenced by its traditional Islamic architecture, historical buildings, distinctive mosques and archaeological sites.
The stadium will have a tournament capacity of 45,000 spectators during the games and, by using modular best practice design, the number will be reduced to 20,000 spectators for the legacy program in Qatar. Another important element of the design project will be the integration of cooling-technology systems with climate-control requirements for renewable energy production.
“We are delighted to be involved with the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ program and to support the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee,” said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “This is an exciting time for Qatar, and our global team of forward-thinking sports experts is well equipped to meet the challenges that a project of this caliber demands.”
The vision set by the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee is one that embraces the cultural heritage of the host city and the adjacent historical Qatari settlement of Al Wukair. Incorporating this identity will be a crucial part of the stadium design and enhancing the fan experience.
Work on the project is set to begin immediately.