Project Doha, Qatar

Khalifa Stadium Renovation

Total renovation of an icon

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After Qatar was chosen to host the FIFA World Cup of 2022, BESIX was awarded the project of completely renovating and expanding the Khalifa Stadium to include state-of-the-art services and facilities as well as a sports museum.

Big aspirations

As a national icon as well as living building in use on an almost continuous basis, the most important challenge involved renovating and adding to existing facilities while coordinating its simultaneous use. It was also essential to keep the 40-year-old ‘spirit’ of the original innovative structure alive and well while inserting new elements, and ensure that all modifications adhered to FIFA standards. During the renovation process, rapid progress had to be made in order to keep the facility up and running for the many events taking place there throughout the year.

Flexibility, speed and adaptation

As a national icon as well as living building in use on an almost continuous basis, the most important challenge involved renovating and adding to existing facilities while coordinating its simultaneous use. It was also essential to keep the 40-year-old ‘spirit’ of the original innovative structure alive and well while inserting new elements, and ensure that all modifications adhered to FIFA standards. During the renovation process, rapid progress had to be made in order to keep the facility up and running for the many events taking place there throughout the year.

As a result of its expertise, BESIX was able to propose crucial solutions to technical and coordination challenges that were very agreeable to us.

Mansoor Saleh Al Muhannadi
Project Manager, Aspire Zone Foundation

Khalifa International Stadium 3.0

The Khalifa Stadium was familiar territory to BESIX, which was responsible for its 2003 renovation in advance of the 2006 Asian Games. The complete renovation and expansion of the Khalifa Stadium will be completed on time in April 2017, with the works causing minimal interruptions to the facility’s ongoing operations and events. BESIX operated with a high level of flexibility and follow-up, coordinating the multifaceted actions of the technical and execution personnel and collaborating with the client on a daily basis. The external shell of the building was completely redone, a 44,000 m2 membrane roofing structure was added, and 11,496 new seats were installed.

Project details

Project name

Khalifa Stadium Renovation

Area(s) of expertise

Stadiums

Contract type

Design & Build

Location

Doha, Qatar

Stakeholder(s)

Six Construct

Client

Government of State of Qatar

Architect

GHD

Total value

€ 307 million

Capacity

50,000 seats

Periods

2003 - 2005 & 2014 - 2017

Khalifa Stadium render

2014 - 2017

2003 - 2005

2014 - 2017

2003 - 2005

2003 - 2005

2003 - 2005

2003 - 2005

2003 - 2005

2003 - 2005

2003 - 2005

2014 - 2017

2003 - 2005

2003 - 2005

Khalifa Stadium render

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