Al Janoub Stadium is an architectural masterpiece shaped like an outer shell with a traditional ship inside for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar | Football
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An architectural masterpiece that combines the nobility of the past and the originality of the present, it was designed by the late Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, as the design was inspired by the ancient maritime history of the city of Al-Wakr, whose inhabitants were connected to the sea, either for fishing or extracting pearls, in order to the shell-shaped design of Al Janoub Stadium, one of the stadiums of the World Cup in Qatar 2022, stood out. Exterior with traditional composite interior.
South Stadium is one of the eight stadiums for the World Cup in Qatar which will be held from November 20 to December 18, the other stadiums are: Khalifa International, Lusail, Ahmed bin Ali, Education City, Al-Bayt, Al -Thumama and 974.
Al Janoub Stadium is 23 km from the center of Doha, at the entrance to the ancient coastal city of Al Wakrah. The stadium is part of a wider sports complex, which includes cycling and horse riding tracks, shops, restaurants and sports clubs.
The location of the stadium, which opened on May 16, 2019, with the final match of the Princes Cup, was deliberately chosen to serve the largest number of residents of Al-Wakra and the surrounding areas.
It is easily accessible by metro, as the distance between the stadium and the Al-Wakra station, which is on the red line, does not exceed 4.5 kilometers.
Access to the stadium is also easy via the new road network established by the state to facilitate access to the coastal city of Al-Wakra, by private or public cars provided by Qatar.
The capacity of stands and matches
The South Stadium can hold more than 40,000 fans and has also hosted some Arab Cup matches in 2021. It also hosts 7 World Cup group matches and the final price, starting on November 23, with France v Australia in Group D of the competition, then the match Switzerland – Cameroon for the account. Group G on November 24, followed by Tunisia and Australia in Group D on November 26, then Cameroon and Serbia for Group G on November 28, Australia and Denmark in Group D on November 30, and Ghana and Uruguay in Group Eight on December 2 .
The competitions that will be held at the Al Janoub Stadium in the framework of the World Cup will end with a match that will connect the first group E and the second group F, in the final round of prices.
It represents an architectural masterpiece that combines the nobility of the past and the originality of the present. It was designed by the late Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, and the design was inspired by the ancient maritime history of the city of Al-Wakr, whose inhabitants were connected to the sea, either for fishing or extracting pearls, so created a unique architectural masterpiece, because he wanted to study the region and get to know its history and characteristics. The World Cup stadium was designed in the form of an outer shell with a traditional ship inside.
It is planned to dismantle 20,000 seats from its upper stands after the end of the World Cup and donate them to sports projects around the world, and then use the stadium (with the remaining seats) for football competitions and other sports events, so that the stadium in the legacy phase becomes a sports center for the needs residents of the surrounding towns.
It is planned to establish additional facilities in the area around the stadium, which will serve the members of the community, including a mosque, a multi-purpose indoor area, a school, a wedding hall and Dr. Aerobics, children’s playgrounds, jogging and cycling paths.
Various aspects of sustainability have been taken into account in all phases of the stadium’s construction, from the design phase through construction and exploitation, especially in the movable roof that is 92 meters long and allows for a reduction in the intensity of sunlight and shadows. the stadium completely, in addition to protecting it from the heat inside, a matter that will contribute to increasing the efficiency of the cooling system inside the stadium.
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Al Janoub Stadium in the city of Al Wakrah and one of the stadiums that will host the World Cup final in Qatar next November.
The stadium was designed by the Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, whose designs are characterized by flowing lines. pic.twitter.com/bshUDAK4is
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A friend of the environment
It was the first stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to receive Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certifications awarded by the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD), where it received 3 sustainability certifications, including category four design and construction stars, and construction management of the first category, and the seasonal ratio of energy efficiency for the energy center.
It is important to note that all eight stadiums for the Qatar 2022 World Cup have received Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certification, including 3 stadiums that have received the 4-star category, while the rest of the stadiums have received the 5-star category.
The GSAS system is certified by FIFA, which ensures that the tournament’s infrastructure meets a number of strict environmental standards.