Education City Stadium Design
Education City Stadium has a design that draws on the rich history of Islamic architecture, blending it with striking modernity.
The façade features triangles that form complex, diamond-esque geometrical patterns, appearing to change colour with the sun's movement across the sky. By night, the façade puts on a colourful light show, making it even more eye-catching.
Like diamonds, the stadium's design represents quality, durability and resilience, and will become something to be treasured – both for the memories it holds and its future value to the country and region.
A stadium full of passion
The form of this impressive arena will create memories of epic football matches, fuelled by fans' passion. The sides of the stadium reach up and envelop the pitch – helping the advanced cooling system to operate, bringing people closer to the action and keeping fans' songs reverberating through the arena.
A carefully designed location
The stadium's position in Education City has been carefully chosen with accessibility in mind, particularly for fans with disabilities. However they arrive, fans will only travel a short distance to their seats along shaded, tree-lined paths – giving them just enough time to enjoy a spectacular view of the venue.
Long after the FIFA World Cup 2022™ is over, the stadium complex will remain a focal point of the community. Training pitches, and other sporting and non-sporting facilities radiate outwards from the stadium, all within easy reach of the local academic community.
Education City is the home of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, one of the key stakeholders of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. The project manager for the stadium was ASTAD Project Management, while Fenwick Iribarren Architects served as the original concept lead designer. The main works contractor was JPAC JV, who appointed Pattern as the design architect, Salfo as the site lead designer and BuroHappold for engineering design.
All these organisations cooperated and coordinated closely to create a truly inspiring stadium, with sustainability at its heart. Just like the diamonds that inspired its form, Education City Stadium will be treasured from generation to generation, an heirloom for an entire region.