Zaha Hadid’s air-conditioned Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar hosts its first match

The Al Wakrah Stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, has an openable roof and a seating-bowl cooling system to allow football to be played all-year round. One of eight venues that will host games during the FIFA World Cup 2022, the 40,000-seat stadium was designed by Hadid before […]

Al Wakrah Stadium built by Zaha Hadid Architects for World Cup in Qatar

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the Al Wakrah Stadium, a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and it hosts its inaugural match today. Located in the city of Al Wakrah, around 10 miles south of Doha, the 40,000-seat stadium opens with the Amir Cup final between Al Sadd and Al Duhail tonight. […]

Cave-like interiors of Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar revealed

Koichi Takada Architects has unveiled the first interiors it has built within Jean Nouvel‘s National Museum of Qatar in Doha, Qatar, featuring undulating wooden surfaces. The images reveal the museum’s two gift shops, the first of a number of interior spaces designed by the architecture practice that will also include three eateries due to open later […]

National Museum of Qatar is “a representation of a nation” says Jean Nouvel

Architecture that embodies a country’s values can help improve communication between feuding nations, says Jean Nouvel as the National Museum of Qatar opens in Doha. Nouvel claims the building, which he described as “a representation of a nation”, could help to resolve the ongoing diplomatic crisis affecting Qatar‘s relationship with the surrounding countries. “Architecture and culture is a […]

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