The giant stadiums for the World Cup are costing billions of dollars to build, with many left out of work after events are over. With this in mind, the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar presented a project of a modular stadium that will solve this problem in an unusual way: after the World Cup, it can be disassembled and transported to another location and reassembled, but possibly in a different configuration.
The project of the Ras Abu Aboud stadium was developed by the design studio Fenwick Iribaren Architets (Spain). The structure is unique primarily in that part of its structure consists of sea containers, where all the stadium's property will be stored after it is dismantled in case of moving to another location.
The transforming stadium can be recreated in several versions - in the original, as well as in the form of smaller sports facilities or cultural centers. The stadium has a capacity of 40, 000 spectators and will be ready by 2020. The organizers of the 2022 World Cup hope that the concept of the Ras Abu Aboud stadium will be further developed as the design of the sports facilities of the future.