Qatar World Cup stadium to have classrooms, offices
Doha, August 5, 2014
Classrooms in a stadium? Yes. One of the stadiums Qatar is building for the 2022 Fifa World Cup will have various facilities that will help it serve as a centre for community events.
The Education City Stadium will have classrooms, offices, conference rooms and health clubs in addition to sporting facilities, a report quoting Qatar Foundation’s magazine Foundation, said.
The stadium and surrounding complex have been designed with the very highest standards of sustainability in mind, Gulf Times quoted Eid Al-Qahtani, project manager, Capital Projects Directorate, as saying in the report.
“It will be a highly visible, living example of sustainability in action for everybody who lives, works and studies at Education City and beyond, and our vision for it is to inspire people not just to great sporting achievement but to live healthier and more sustainable lives,” said Al-Qahtani.
The Education City Stadium takes the form of a jagged diamond, glittering by day and glowing by night. The 45,350-seat stadium will be located in the midst of several university campuses. Following the World Cup, the stadium will retain 25,000 seats for use by university athletic teams, the report said.