Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, a Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup venue, is to be built using modular building blocks.

The 40,000-seat stadium, which is due for completion in 2020, is designed in a way that has never been seen at a mega-event before.

The modular building blocks for the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium consist of modified shipping containers, each with fundamental stadium elements that can be quickly assembled and disassembled as required.

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The concept has been implemented in the pursuit of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC’s) mission to ensure Qatar 2022 leaves a lasting legacy for the country, the region and the world.

SC secretary general H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi said: “Innovation has always been central to our plans for delivering a historic Fifa World Cup that leaves a legacy for Qatar and the world, and there is no better example of this than the design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium.

“This venue offers the perfect legacy, capable of being reassembled in a new location in its entirety or built into numerous small sports and cultural venues. All of this in a stadium that delivers the atmosphere fans expect at a World Cup and which we will build in a more sustainable way than ever before. I’m delighted with this design and confident that Ras Abu Aboud will become a blueprint for future mega-event planners to follow.”

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Ras Abu Aboud’s modular design also means construction of the venue will require fewer materials, create less waste and reduce the carbon footprint of the building process, all while reducing the time taken to build the stadium to as little as three years.

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