KVAR TILL DAM VM 2023
The concept of the stadium was designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects. The stadium is constructed on a 450,000 square-meter waterfront site and is situated on an artificial promontory. It has a modular design, and incorporates 974 recycled shipping containers in homage to the site's industrial history and the international dialing code for Qatar (+974). Some of the containers house stadium amenities such as bathrooms and concessions. The shipping containers and seats used by the stadium are later to be dismantled and provided as assistance to other under-developed countries in the world; it is the first temporary venue in FIFA World Cup history.
The stadium is one of eight being converted for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022. The procurement process for the stadium conversion began in 2017. The construction of the stadium involved HBK Contracting Company (HBK), DCB-QA, Time Qatar, Fenwick Iribarren Architects (FI-A), Schlaich Bergermann Partner and Hilson Maron.
A 2021 investigation by The Guardian revealed that over 6500 migrant workers from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka died between 2010 and 2020 during construction of World Cup venues in Qatar.
The stadium received a four-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS).