Qatar's Futuristic 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadiums

Posted by Grey Monday, December 13, 2010

Boldly go where no World Cup go before in the year 2022, as we enter the Space Age of stadium designs.

All inconsequential rantings aside (now that the dust has settled), Qatar's winning bid for 22nd FIFA World Cup in the year 2022 (that's an awful lot of 2s here) does seemed to have something positive for us to look forward to.

Despite being graded as having "high operational risk", Qatar won the bid due to its location (the first-ever World Cup tournament held in the Middle East), its promise on utilization of solar energy-powered air-conditioning systems (a big factor for playing football in a Middle Eastern summer), and quite likely its enormous purse. But one thing nobody can deny is its incredible, other-worldly structured stadiums designed by Albert Speer & Partner, GmbH. Yes, all ten of them.

Courtesy of iO9, let's check out these cool, futuristic stadiums.

The Doha Port stadium is pictured in this artists impression as Qatar 2022 World Cup bid unveils it's stadiums on September 16, 2010 in Doha, Qatar. The architecture of the stadium references its location by creating a shape reminiscent of a marine animal.

In this handout illustration provided by Qatar 2022, the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee today unveiled detailed plans for the iconic Lusail Stadium. With a capacity in excess of 86,000 and surrounded by water, the stadium would host the World Cup Opening Match and Final.



In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 The Al-Wakrah stadium complex is pictured in this artists impression.

In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 The Sports City stadium is pictured in this artists impression.

In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 The Umm Slal stadium is pictured in this artists impression.

In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 The Al-Rayyan stadium is pictured. It has been designed to include a 'media facade' that includes a membrane that acts as a screen for projections; news, commercials, sports updates and current tournament information and matches.

In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 The Education City stadium is pictured in this artists impression.

In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 The Al-Khor stadium is pictured in this artists impression.

In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 The Al-Gharafa stadium is pictured in this artists impression. The facade will be made up of the colours of the flags of all countries that have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to symbolise football and the friendship, respect and understanding.

In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 The Al-Gharafa stadium is pictured in this artists impression. The facade will be made up of the colours of the flags of all countries that have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to symbolise football and the friendship, respect and understanding.

Qatar University Stadium.

Doha Port Stadium. The architecture of the stadium references its location by creating a shape reminiscent of a marine animal.

But like what Gavan Reilly, of The Score mentioned, if the Qatar national team are going to play like this, they gonna have a bigger problem at hand.



Source: iO9
Photos via Getty Images.

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