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Qatar World Cup Fan Zone Retractable Roof

Scores of football fan zones popped up in cities around the globe for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. These often temporary venues face different challenges depending on where they are in the world; the harsh temperatures of the Middle East in particular, require innovative solutions to deliver a memorable viewing experience.

The Challenge

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy required a purpose-built structure that could bring the excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup to Doha and be adapted into a multi-functional event space after the event had concluded.

A key requirement was to deliver the feel of an open-air stadium while maintaining a comfortable environment, placing vital importance on a retractable roof to maintain immersion.

The Solution

ARX were tasked with developing the retractable roof for this 10,000-capacity structure in Qatar.

When fully deployed, the roof works in tandem with its ground-breaking cooling technology to withstand temperatures exceeding 45°C (113°F), keeping fans safe and comfortable as they enjoy the beautiful game on the country’s then-largest LED panoramic display.

Technical Details

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