2022 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Qatar
The Emirate of Qatar mounted a successful campaign for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The "Qatar 2022 Bid Committee" commissioned NUSSLI with the development of concepts for the modular extension of existing stadia and for a stadium made entirely of modular systems. NUSSLI is also responsible for the preparation of a study for the sustainable re-use of the augmented spectator grandstand after the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The stadium concept for Qatar includes the use of two existing stadia and building four stadia which will be used only for soccer plus two newly built athletic stadia. The modular systems will double the capacity of the existing facilities, thus fulfilling FIFA requirements. A special feature of the championships will be a temporary stadium with 45,000 seats, which will be erected at a high-visibility location on an artificial island in the harbor of the regional capital, Doha.
The bid committee put particular emphasis on the sustainability of their submission: Innovative approaches with regards to climate technology are set to support the generation of renewable energies at the Persian Gulf on the one hand, and reinforce development in sports for the entire region on the other. NUSSLI developed a concept which will allow the modular systems for Qatar to be used for smaller events in the region after the World Championships. Of the approximately 250,000 additional seats created for the FIFA World Cup, 99.5 percent can be used in smaller stadia with capacities of 15,000, 10,000 and 5,000 seats. Qatar plans to support sustainability in large-scale events based on the pioneering concepts in modular stadium construction provided by NUSSLI in that sector.