Project Description

LUSAIL SPORTS ARENA

Doha | Qatar

YEAR

2012

STATUS

Completed

TYPE

Sport and Arena

SERVICE

Façade Engineering | Civil Works

FINAL CLIENT

Qatar Olympic Committee

CLIENT

Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners)

ARCHITECT

Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) | COX Architecture

ENGINEER

Maffeis Engineering SpA

MATERIALS

Steel | Aluminium | Glass | Timber

SURFACE

45,000 m²

People

SUPERVISOR

Stefano Zilio

TEAM

Marco Grigoletto

Gallery

The main form and façade of Lusail Sports Arena are inspired by Islamic cultural art, expressed through the use of color and geometry. The free-form shape has no internal supports and acts as a grid shell, providing an exciting interior and exterior whilst still maintaining an open dome in the center, consisting with Islamic architecture. The roof of the surrounding concourse spaces is comprised of shell structures, rising in elevation to indicate the key indoor spaces and entrance areas.

At the higher levels of the grid shell, the panels are opaque. The glazing panels increase in size at the lower levels of the grid shell and become walls at the ground floor level. LED lights have been incorporated into the joints of the panels to highlight the complex geometry of the facade during the night, while photovoltaic collectors will provide renewable energy as a significant part of the energy supply for the building.