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2022 World Cup Stadium Built Out of Shipping Containers
From Construction Dive — “Nearly 1,000 shipping containers make up Qatar’s modular arena. The goal will be to dismantle and reassemble the Stadium 974 in a new location or repurpose it as several smaller venues after the international soccer tournament.”
Work on Stadium 974, previously known as Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, has finished ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, dezeen reported. The arena is located in Doha, Qatar, and is made of shipping containers and modular, structural steel.
Stadium 974 — which gets its name from the number of containers that make it up — holds 40,000 spectators. Fenwick Iribarren Architects designed the project to be completely demountable.
The stadium’s modular design also reduced the overall construction cost, timeline and material waste. Additionally, efficiency methods ensured it will reduce water use by 40% compared to conventional stadium construction, dezeen reported.