Populous and IQPC have come up with a handy graphic depicting some of the world’s leading sustainable sports stadia – a topical sector in the light of Qatar’s grand entrance at the top table and its plans for the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics in the next decade.
Some of the promises made by Qatar in securing the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup appear unlikely to be fulfilled now that the city of Doha’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games is expected to require a shift of dates to October to avoid subjecting athletes to the conditions faced by footballers two years earlier.
In a country where temperatures can exceed 40 degrees, air-conditioned arenas formed a central plank of Qatar's 2022 submission.
The stadium which reportedly clinched this bid – simultaneously trumping that of the English FA – is named the Showcase and was built by British-based developer Arup.
A global approach to the design of Sustainable Stadia (pictured above), shows some of the most exciting stadia across the globe with details of their special and exclusive features. It is available free of charge if you simply submit your contact details here.
The infographic was created to plug IQPC’s Sustainable Sports Venues Conference, taking place in London, April 25-27. Discussions on how best to design and build effective sustainable sports stadia will be mixed with engaging presentations and practical problem solving sessions.
The event will explore a range of issues and opportunities surrounding different types of stadia to provide the very latest knowledge, courtesy of the following line-up:
Key international architects: