Qatar World Cup Stadium 2 Rendering: ArchDaily via Neoscape

It’s safe to say that FIFA and Qatar, the host country for the 2022 World Cup, were both surprised at the world’s reaction when renderings of the Zaha Hadid-designed stadium in the Qatari city of Al Wakrah were revealed last November.

Being the world’s first glimpse of the shape the games will take in Qatar, the first Middle Eastern country to host the event, the renderings sparked plenty of conversation. The Twitterverse was quick to make a risque aesthetic comparison immediately following the big reveal with people speculating on whether it was accidental or an intentional feminist symbol.

Earlier this week, the renderings for the second World Cup stadium were released. Of course, these renderings for the stadium in Al Khor City were in the works long before the initial November reveal, but we imagine that the Qatari government will be relieved that the unnamed firm tasked with its design went a more conservative direction.

ArchDaily reported earlier this week that the design for the Al Bayt Stadium is “an entirely Qatari concept, reflecting Qatar’s proud history and culture.” The design of the 60,000 seat stadium references the Bayt Al Sha’ar, a black and white tent used by the country’s nomadic people.

Few details on the group of Qatari architects behind the design, but Dar Al Handasah have been named as design consultants.

Have a look at another pair of renderings below and visit ArchDaily to see even more images of the stadium:

Qatar World Cup Stadium 3 Rendering: ArchDaily via Neoscape

Qatar World Cup Stadium Rendering: ArchDaily via Neoscape

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