The Qatar World Cup, ready to debut the first of its stadiums with a Spanish signature


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Updated: 06/08/2020 13:47
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Qatar will officially open the Education City Stadium on June 15 in Doha the first of three that the Spanish architecture studio Fenwick Iribarren Architects (FIA) builds for the 2022 World Cup. inauguration of the stadium, with capacity for 40,000 spectators 140,000 square meters of surface and a highly sustainable design, will become a tribute to the citizens of the Emirati country who have worked on the front line during the COVID pandemic -19.In addition to the Educacion City, the Spanish studio Fenwick Iribarren is currently designing two other stadiums for the Qatar 2022 World Cup the Ras Abu Aboud, which will be removable and reusable, and Al Thumama, awarded with the MIPIM for its innovative and sustainable character. Also known as the Qatar Foundation Stadium, the Educacion City has an innovative cooling system that takes advantage of the latest advances in architecture, engineering and renewable energy and which is nourished by solar energy. Its structure is designed to avoid that the public and the players suffer the extreme heat of the exterior by creating a microclimate inside of the complex. Thus, the indoor temperature of the stadium does not exceed 26 or 27º, compared to almost 50º that can be reached outside. According to the managing partner of Fenwick Iribarren Architects (FIA), nMark Fenwick, the Educacion City stadium represents a «great A milestone in the sustainability of stadiums because it is the first in the world to cool an area as open as a stadium with clean fuel such as solar energy. ”The stadium design combines the history of architecture Islamic with modernity . The facade features triangles that form diamond-shaped geometric patterns that seem to change color depending on the position of the sun. Educacion City is the third stadium of the Qatar 2022 World Cup to be inaugurated. Formerly the Khalifa International Stadium, in 2017, and the Al Janoub Stadium, in early 2019. The complex meets all the needs of FIFA for the group stage and the World Cup quarterfinal matches .Themes

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