Compounded from 974 containers, the ‘strange’ stadium of the 2022 World Cup is about to be dismantled and brought to another country

Compounded from 974 containers, the ‘strange’ stadium of the 2022 World Cup is about to be dismantled and brought to another country


2022-12-06 22:42:45

Right after the end of the round of 16 match between Brazil and South Korea on the morning of December 6 (Vietnam time), 974 Stadium (field 974) is expected to be dismantled immediately, to serve the plans. post-World Cup plans. Accordingly, this stadium has ended its mission at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, when it is the venue for 7 matches in the group stage and the 1/8 round. Arabianbusiness.

Unlike other stadiums serving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the actual demolition of 974 is not a surprising decision. Accordingly, right from the drawing, this stadium has been designed to be dismantled and reused by completely re-assembling.

The idea of ​​dismantling stadium 974 is to avoid waste, leaving it empty after the 2022 World Cup ends – a dilemma that many previous World Cup hosts have encountered. Not only stadium 974, many of the biggest football tournament venues on the planet in Qatar will also be converted to use. Given the population size of the Middle Eastern country is less than 3 million people, Qatar actually does not need to use too many large stadiums.

The ‘unique’ stadium at the 2022 World Cup

The yard uses exactly 974 cointainers, accompanied by an iron structure for construction. Due to being carried out in a “structural block” style, the construction of the 974 yard also produces less waste and carbon emissions than traditional construction, making it more environmentally friendly.

With stadium 974 alone, this is a rare covered stadium in the world today that is completely assembled with recycled containers and modular steel. The stadium was built to honor Qatar’s longstanding maritime cultural and commercial traditions – both of which are evident in the design of the 974. According to the 2022 World Cup organizers, the number “974” ” is also the area code for Qatar. The name of the 974 yard itself also shows the uniqueness, as the architects and workers used a total of exactly 974 containers to build the courtyard structure.

With a capacity of 40,000 seats, Stadium 974 is built on a 450,000-square-foot waterfront site in southeast Doha. It is just a few kilometers from Hamad International Airport and is linked to a subway line to make it easier for fans to travel.

The stadium is built on a rectangular plan with clearly rounded corners. From the outside, the yard gives the impression that it is made of giant Lego bricks of different colors. Such an effect is achieved thanks to the modular steel elements and the containers.

Assembled with 974 containers, the 'strange' stadium of the 2022 World Cup is about to be dismantled to be transported to another place - Photo 2.

The project was designed by architect Fenwick Iribarren, started in November 2019. Each container is built in a separate, standardized process, making it easier to transport and assemble modules. Photo: Internet.

Contrary to other stadiums in Qatar, the construction of Stadium 974 went quite smoothly. The project only took about 2 years (from the beginning of November 2019 to November 2021), as each cointainer is manufactured according to a separate standardized process, making it easy to transport and assemble the modules. than. Besides making up the main structure of the stadium, one of the containers also contains amenities such as stairs, lounges, changing rooms, restrooms, food and drink counters, helping to speed up the process. construction.

Since Qatar is a Middle Eastern country with a hot climate, ensuring a cool temperature inside the field during the tournament is of interest to the tournament organizers. Even many stadiums in Qatar have equipped a series of large air conditioning systems to reduce the temperature. With stadium 974 alone, the unique shape and modular arrangement of the pitch allows the cool breeze blowing from the Arabian Gulf to circulate naturally through the rows of seats in the stands, helping to reduce the heat in the yard without the need for systems. Expensive air conditioning system.

In addition, the 974 yard construction method is carried out in a “structural block” style that also produces less waste and carbon emissions than traditional construction, creating environmental friendliness.

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, another special feature of the 974 yard is the ability to disassemble and reuse. Accordingly, the cointainers can be completely dismantled, and reassembled in another location. According to the expected plan, stadium 974 may be transported and rebuilt in Maldonado province (Uruguay), in case this South American country wins the right to host the World Cup in 2030.

Interestingly, a contractor from Vietnam participated in the construction of the 974 yard. Specifically, Dai Dung Trading Construction Mechanical Joint Stock Company (Dai Dung Corp) was in charge of the supply of all components by steel for stadium 974.

In addition to the 974 yard, this contractor from Vietnam was also selected to process, manufacture and supply equipment and steel structures for a part of the Lusail Stadium project (also hosting the 2022 World Cup), with estimated volume. up to 6,000 tons.


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