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Shipping Containers used for Soccer Stadium 2022 FIFA World Cup- Good Idea or Bad?

Modified shipping containers are being used to construct Fenwick Iribarren Architects’ Ras Abu Aboud stadium in Doha for the controversial 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.

The Spanish architecture practice’s modular design means the stadium can be dismantled and moved to a new location after the football tournament.

Repurposed steel containers will be arranged in an “elegant curved square” and each will be modified to contain elements of the 40,000-seat stadium, including removable seats, concession stands and bathrooms.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
The venue is designed to be can be effectively recycled after the 2022 FIFA World Cup, either by being moved to a new location to host future games or repurposed into several smaller sports and cultural venues.

“We are confident that this innovative and sustainable concept will be an inspiration for stadium developers and architects around the world, capable of creating aesthetically pleasing venues that offer new legacy possibilities,” said Fenwick Iribarren Architects co-founder Mark Fenwick.