Tangram’s Qatar World Cup Stadium Sculpts the Desert Wind to Provide Passive Cooling
The new FIFA stadium for the Qatar 2022 World Cup will “sculpt” the desert region’s winds and combine them with nearby water sources to provide passive-evaporative cooling for the entire structure. The system will use no electricity, and it will also function as a central cooling facility for the neighboring community when it’s not being used as a sports venue.
The 80,000-seat stadium features traditional Badgheer openings which enable the capture and manipulation of the wind. These are created in the outer layer of the stadium and positioned to allow the effective harnessing of hot winds to create air currents across the structure. In order to stop the hot air from pushing out the cool air the designers developed a “skin” of punctured panels.
To help direct winds across the stadium at the correct velocity for the cooling to take place, the designers introduced the Qanat-traditional water management system. It is positioned beneath the terraces of the stadium in the form of storage tanks which provide a constant supply of cooled water to the stadium’s “lake”. It cools the air through evaporation which is then guided by the hollow prefab concrete structure through the building.
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Qatar Unveils Plans for Massive Artificial Oryx Island to House 25,000 Visitors During 2022 World Cup
Qatar just unveiled plans to build a massive artificial island off the coast of Doha with five floating hotels that will house up to 25,000 soccer fans for the World Cup in 2022.
The island will join at least 13 other artificial islands planned for Doha’s shores. It will feature high-end villas, restaurants, stores, hotels and residential towers.
Many question what will be the environmental cost of this $5.5 billion mega-development?
The Oryx Island project, one of the examples of ”instant urbanism.” The island will accommodate up to 25,000 people and transport them to sport venues by electric vehicles, water taxis and ferries.
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Construction to Begin on Zaha Hadid’s 2022 World Cup Stadium in Qatar
The historic area of Al Wakrah is known for its rich cultural heritage, including archeological sites, Islamic architecture and historic buildings. The city sought a design that would not disrupt the legacy of the area. The stadium campus will seat 45,000 soccer fans during games, but it can be reduced to 20,000 using modular pieces that will repurpose seating areas for other uses.
The forested perimeter will also help cool the area while producing fresh oxygen and helping to filter the air.
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Qatar Unveils Luxurious Off-Grid Floating Hotels for 2022 World Cup
The nation has been worried about accommodating the influx of soccer enthusiasts, and these floating hotels and apartments will help accommodate over 25,000 people in a space-saving and—the designers claim—energy efficient manner.
Projects are linked to the mainland by boats and new transit lines in Qatar. The hotels will be accompanied by luxury apartments and are part of a new island called Oryx Island off the coast of Doha. This new island will be equipped with its own utilities and power, and these new hotel buildings will exist entirely off Qatar’s grid. The hotel will have an independent sewage treatment plant, power generation and recycling possibilities. Designed to be luxurious in nature, the interiors depict modern design with large expansive glass walls to take in the ocean views.
These floating hotels are one of the most beautiful solutions we have seen to the continual need for housing during our melting ice-cap era.
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