The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SCDL) and Qatar Foundation (QF) have released the design of their fourth stadium, which is one of the proposed venues for the 2022 World Cup.
Qatar Foundation Stadium is said to be one of five stadiums under construction by the SCDL and has a seating capacity of 40,000.
The design was unveiled at an event attended by Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Minister of Youth and Sport HE Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser Al Ali and Qatar Olympic Committee secretary general Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.
The stadium will feature new cooling technology to provide comfortable playing and viewing conditions for fans and players alike, and its design will allow light to be filtered through complex geometrical patterns.
Based on the diamond in the desert theme, the Spanish-designed stadium is slated for completion in 2018 and will be located at Education City, the home of QF.
QF stadium will be constructed with consideration of the zero carbon footprint target for the 2022 World Cup, including use of sustainably sourced building materials.
Solar energy will be used to help power the stadium, the swimming pool and the indoor pavilion.
After the World Cup, the stadium's capacity will be reduced to 25,000 and the natural grass pitch will be replaced by an artificial one to ensure that the playing field can be used throughout the year.
Image: The Qatar Foundation stadium. Photo: courtesy of Qatar Football Association.