Four British Firms Shortlisted To Help Design 2022 Qatar World Cup Stadium
Four British practices "have been shortlisted in the competition to design the centrepiece stadium" for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, according to Richard Waite of ARCHITECTS JOURNAL. Foster + Partners, David Chipperfield Architects, Mossessian & Partners and Mangera Yvars Architects "are all vying for the job to mastermind the 80,000-seat capacity stadium in Lusail." Foster + Partners "has already worked on a scheme for the so-called Lusail Iconic Stadium, having drawn up a concept for the arena as part of Qatar’s successful World Cup bid in late 2010." Mossessian & Partners "has also been active in the region, playing a major part in the Heart of Doha (now Mushereib) mixed-use scheme." Doha "had initially planned" to spend $4B on building nine new stadiums, as well as "overhauling the existing Al-Rayyan, Al-Gharafa and Khalifa arenas" (ARCHITECTS JOURNAL, 5/29).