1/19/2019 7:58:40 PM (GMT+3)

GSAS awards 2022 FIFA World Cup venue 5-star status

GSAS awards 2022 FIFA World Cup venue 5-star status

DOHA, Qatar: The Education City Stadium, which will host 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal, has achieved an outstanding sustainability rating.

Under the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), it has become the first stadium in the world to receive a provisional five-star design and build certification.

The stadium – known as the 'Diamond in the Desert – features a range of sustainability features, including: direct access to public transport via the Education City tram system link to Doha Metro, low toxicity indoor materials which provide a healthy indoor environment and LED sports lighting which offers better light quality at lower energy consumption. 

Besides, the stadium is wrapped in thermally efficient and reflective fabric that acts as shading to protect the building from direct sunlight.

It also benefits from water efficient fixtures and fittings, uses recycled water for irrigation and is designed to allow for the disassembly of the upper tier, including 20,000 seats.

The five-star rating was awarded by letter of conformance, which confirms that the final design fulfils its sustainability requirements. The final certificate will be awarded once the stadium has been constructed and undergone five third-party audits to check that the construction meets the design.