Below a compilation of images from a larger more extensive portfolio I shot recently of the spectacular Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. This stadium is one of the host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It has a current seating capacity of 66,00 seats although the venue is due to receive a major upgrade prior to the tournament taking place here.

The stadium was originally built in 1976 but recently received a massive upgrade with practical completion achieved in early 2005. ARUP (the world’s best engineers) were of course involved with the structural design and development of the project and Cox Richardson Architects & Planners were tasked to develop the scheme for the complete stadium expansion, including seating extension, foundations, roof, and private box for the Crown Prince of Qatar.

It’s a wonderful example of exciting modern architecture and engineering and a pleasing portent of the standard of creative design that is being developed here as the country explodes towards 2022…

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