Roof installation begins at proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup™ semi-final venue
Al Bayt Stadium's roof steel structure is made in Italy and shipped directly to Qatar
Located 40km north of Doha, the 60,000-seat stadium was designed to emulate a traditional nomadic Qatari tent.
The roof structure is being designed by a German design firm before being further detailed and manufactured in Italy and then sent directly to Qatar for installation.
The stadium's façade structure is also being assembled in Germany, where it is being shaped and painted to represent a traditional nomadic tent. The fabric engulfing the façade is one-of-a-kind and has been developed specifically for Al Bayt Stadium. The façade will be transported over various shipments to Turkey, where it will be cut and fabricated into its final installation-ready form to be fitted at the stadium.
A render image of how Al Bayt Stadium will look once complete
The façade will be made of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a white type of plastic mixed with other components, which is used in well-known football venues like the Allianz Arena in Munich and Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.
The seats for Al Bayt Stadium and two more 2022 FIFA World Cup™ venues will be made in Qatar
After the tournament, the stadium's capacity will be reduced to approximately 30,000 seats, with the upper tiers donated to countries in need of sporting infrastructure.
The upper concourse of the stadium will then be converted into a hotel. A shopping centre and a branch of Aspetar, the leading sports medicine facility, will also be incorporated into the structure alongside entertainment and shopping centres, multipurpose halls, and other venues. Parks and greenery will also form an integral part of the surrounding precinct's design plan.