Al Thumama Stadium, one of the eight stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, received two prestigious certifications in design and construction of sustainability from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) program, in appreciation of the unique World Cup building commitment to durability during the design and construction phases.
Upon completion of the audit work; The Gulf Research and Development Foundation (JORD) awarded Al Thumama Stadium a five-star GSAS certificate in design and construction, and a Category A building management certificate, making it the most recent World Cup stadium for received this prestigious five-star certificate, after each of the Education City Stadium, and Al Bayt Stadium.
The ceremony of handing over the two certificates was attended by a number of senior officials of the Supreme Committee for Succession and Inheritance, the Gulf Research and Development Corporation (JORD) and representatives of the Standardization Organization for the Cooperation Council for Arab States. Bay, Qatar General Authority for Standardization and Standardization, and Gulf Technical Subcommittee on Green Building Specifications.
Engineer Ghanem Al-Kuwari, Deputy Director General of Technical Services at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Inheritance, expressed his pride in receiving a five-star certificate of durability, which confirms the efforts made by the work teams that participated in the construction The World Cup building The prestigious Sustainability Program sheds light on what the work teams have provided, including engineers, architects and contractors, as well as the essential role of our partners. “
He added, “We look forward to the start of the World Cup after a few months, and the Al Thumama Stadium hosting the next tournament and contributing to the successful organization of the regional event organized by our region for the first time. . time in the history of the World Cup ”.
For her part, Engineer Bodour Al Meer, Director of the Sustainability Department at the Supreme Committee for Surrender and Inheritance, confirmed that obtaining two certificates of sustainability from the World Cup stadium is another achievement on Qatar’s journey to wait for a version World Cup stable.
“We are proud that all World Cup stadiums have been designed and built to comprehensive sustainability standards to ensure the construction of environmentally friendly facilities to host the 2022 World Cup matches and to leave a lasting legacy after the fall. the curtain on tour. ” she said.
Dr. Yousef Al-Horr, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Research and Development Organization, said, “We appreciate the tireless work and continued commitment of all the teams that participated in the Al Thumama Stadium project. the certificates reaffirm the High Committee’s commitment to sustainability standards in buildings and structures. ”
Al Hur explained that the evaluation process included a thorough review of the stadium design and the implementation of 11 site audits by Gulf Research and Development Organization inspectors, noting that the institution’s final evaluation covered all aspects of the project. in In addition to evaluating the implementation process, to ensure compliance with sustainability specifications and standards.
The eight stadiums that will host the Qatar 2022 World Cup are required to meet the requirements for obtaining a four-star minimum certificate from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), which has been approved by the International Football Association (FIFA) for sustainability classification. to ensure that the tour infrastructure adheres to environmental standards.strict.
Al Thumama Stadium officially opened on October 22 last year, when it hosted the Prince Cup final for Al Sadd and Al Rayyan clubs and its capacity is 40,000 fans in Qatar and the region.
Among the sustainability specifications of Al Thumama Stadium are a power plant and energy efficient lighting, cooling, ventilation and heating systems.
The stadium is currently undergoing evaluation to obtain a GSAS certificate of operation to ensure stability during the operation phase.
The site of Al Thumama Stadium witnessed the construction of a miniature football stadium during the submission phase of Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup, to emphasize the country’s commitment to innovation in the sustainability of World Cup projects and its readiness for meet and overcome challenges.
This micro-model has become a platform for empirical research that has allowed the High Committee to develop and introduce innovations in the field of environmental sustainability.
Al Thumama Stadium will host eight matches during the World Cup, ranging from the group stage to the quarterfinals and includes two matches for first group competitions; between Senegal and the Netherlands on the first day of the tournament and the Qatar-Senegal match on 25 November; Then a second group match between Iran and the United States on November 29; And a Group E match between Spain and the winner of the qualifying play-off World Cup (Costa Rica or New Zealand) on 23 November.
Within the competitions of the sixth group; The stadium will host the Belgium-Morocco match on November 27 and the Canada-Morocco match on December 1, provided the World Cup matches end with a 16th round match on December 4 and a quarter-final. match on December 10th.