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Qatar unveil movable 40,000-seat stadium built from shipping containers for 2022 World Cup

The Gulf’s diplomatic crisis is not hurting Qatar 2022’s preparations, a senior Qatari official has claimed as the organising committee revealed the design for the first demountable World Cupstadium. The Ras Abu Aboud Stadium is the seventh of eight World Cup venue designs to be announced and the 40,000-seat ground will host games up to the quarter-final stage. However, it is what might happen after the World Cup that is the most interesting aspect of this stadium as it can be taken down and reassembled elsewhere or even turned into smaller venues. The design, which uses modified shipping containers as “modular building blocks”, has been drawn up by Fenwick Iribarren Architects, the Madrid-based firm behind Norway’s new National Stadium and another 2022 World Cup venue, the Qatar Foundation Stadium….