World Cup Stadium Design Architecture
In addition to Al Wakrah Stadium, Lusail Stadium is one of the stadiums that will be used as a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches. The stadium will be used as the venue for the opening and final matches in the world’s largest soccer event. Foster + Partners is an architectural firm behind the design and construction of this unique stadium. With a capacity of 80,000 people, Lusail Stadium is the largest soccer match place in Qatar.
In designing this stadium, Foster + Partners took on the theme of vernacular, in which the stadium model is a picture of the traditions and skills of the citizens of Qatar. Launching Designboom, this shape is inspired by a typical Arabic lantern called Fanar, which is in a bowl with intricate unique decorations.
The shape of the bowl or what is known as the gold vessel is the result of playing light and shadow, so that it reflects the unique shape of the fanatic lantern. After the tournament, the stadium will be a public space complete with schools, shops, sports facilities and health. For that, some parts of the stadium are designed with a modular concept. The construction of the stadium is planned to be completed in 2020. The location of the stadium is about 15 kilometers from the center of Doha City and will be a new attraction for residents in Lusail City.
The city of Lusail is one of the new destinations in Qatar. As the place of origin of the modernizing figure of Qatar, Sheik Jassim ibn Mohammed bin Thani Al Thani, Lusail saves a variety of cultural and historical wealth for this country. FIFA Secretary General Fatma Smaoura said the stadium in Qatar was one of the most interesting in the world. While the location proposed to be the place for the final match is considered very charming. “I personally enjoy the fact that culture in the Middle East is reflected in Lusail and several other designs, while waiting for football fans to come from all over the world and discover the culture and history of the region,” Fatma was quoted as saying by the Global Construction Review.