Foster + Partners unveils "striking yet simple" stadium for Qatar World Cup final - architecture and design

Foster + Partners unveils "striking yet simple" stadium for Qatar World Cup final



UK studio Foster + Partners has revealed images of its golden Lusail Stadium in Qatar, which will host the final of the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
The stadium, which will host 10 matches at this year's football World Cup including the final, was officially inaugurated on 9 September with a match betweenSaudi Pro League champions Al Hilal SFC and the Egyptian Premier League winners Zamalek.
Foster + Partners' Lusail Stadium was inaugurated earlier this month
Designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration with structural engineerArup and sports architect Populous, the 80,000-seat stadium is located north of the Qatari capital Doha in Lusail. Wrapped in a golden facade, it was designed to be a striking addition to the emerging town.
"Our ambition was to create a striking yet simple form that reflects the building's function, responds to the climate of Qatar and enhances the theatre of the event," said Foster + Partners head of studio Luke Fox. Its form resembles a golden bowl
Described by the studio as a "golden vessel", the stadium's form was informed byIslamic bowls as well as local architecture.
The perforated facade was made up of numerous flat, triangular pieces supported on a steel frame to create the curved form. Triangular openings in the facade reference the stadium's structure and create a perforated screen that allows light into theinternal concourses.
Entrance gates are placed under the curve of the golden facade
According to the studio, creating ...
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