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Qatar has been chosen as a country which is going to host FIFA World Cup in 2022. Many scholars express misunderstanding and dissatisfaction with this decision in a number of reasons.
The one of purposes of this research paper is to consider the issues related to buildings and other facilities the country is going to face and to identify whether the decision FIFA has made is objective and an Arabian country Qatar will manage to host such a great tournament as World Cup 2022. To check evaluate the decision made by FIFA, it is important to consider the following issues.
The main megaprojects and World Cup facilities are going to be discussed along with critical evaluation of the environmental factors, transport and communication, and other components required for providing successful World Cup 2022. The research is going to focus on the already built and planned to be built stadiums, hotels, and other issues which require change to meet FIFA demands.
The literature sources are going to be considered and the information will be analyzed to make it possible to relate the discussion to the critical issues in the design and construction of the Qatar World Cup buildings and facilities in 2022.
The following facilities should also be explored, environmental factors, transport and communication, assembly and disassembly and reconstruction of the facilities somewhere else, climate change and emission control.
The research which is going to be conducted has a number of objectives. First, to study the FIFA’s decision and try to understand what specific Qatar offers that FIFA has preferred it to USA, Australia, and some other developed countries.
Second, the managerial and design issues are going to be researched in construction of Qatar World Cup 2022. Third, being aware of the number of changes and innovative facilities used in the preparation of Qatar to World Cup 2022, it is natural to question whether the expected Cup is planned to be green and nature friendly or not.
To achieve the desired objectives, the following related facts should be discussed. The main megaprojects which should be described are hotels and stadiums building. Still, Qatar has one more megaproject which must be mentioned.
Lusail is a city which does not exist on the world map, but in 11 years Qatar government is planning to build this city which going to inhabit 200,000 citizens. It is planned that his city will host the World Cup final (“Qatar to host football World Cup in 2022” 8).
Looking at the plans devoted to the stadium building, it is impossible to avoid the fact that their architecture and design impress with magnificence, innovations and beauty. The use of the innovative technologies is inevitable as the design issues predicted to be implemented require direct technological assistance.
Here are the stadiums which are planned to be built, Doha Port Stadium in Doha designed by Albert Speer & Partner with expected capacity 44,950, Al-Shamal Stadium in Al-Shamal with expected capacity 45,120, Al-Khor Stadium in Al-Khor with 45,330 capacity, Umm Slal Stadium in Umm Slal with expected capacity 45,120, Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan (capacity 45,350), Al-Wakrah Stadium in Al-Wakrah (Expected capacity 45,120), Qatar University Stadium in Doha with expected capacity 43,520, Sports City Stadium in Dohawith 47,560 capacity, and Lusail Iconic Stadium in Al-Daayen with expected capacity 86,250, a masterpiece of engineering (“World Cup 2022” n.p.).
Al-Gharrafa Stadium in Al-Rayyan (44,740 capacity), Khalifa International Satdium in Al-Rayyan (68,030 capacity), and Al-Rayyan Stadium in Al-Rayyan (44,740 capacity) will experience the major renovations (“World Cup 2022” n.p.). The reconstruction of these stadiums is necessary as they do not meet FIFA requirements being in the present condition.
The temperature in Qatar sometimes reaches 115 degrees that may be extremely inconvenient and even harmful not only for team members but also for fans. Keeping in mind the climate peculiarities of the country, Qatar government has found a perfect solution to the problem. Most of the stadiums are going to have canopies which may be closed and the air-conditioning systems are going to work with the maximum efficiency.
Skeptical consideration of such specific system shows that solar energy is able to heat water to 200C as well as to cool it. The cooling systems have been used for 100 years in industrial needs, so it can be easily transmitted to the utilization for human needs. The system is going to function in the following way.
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The solar collectors are going to be located next to the photovoltaic panels with a number of mirrors which are going to direct sun power to the necessary direction.
The gathered energy is collected in specific tubes used for conversion into cooling for the stadium (“Qatar 2022 Showcase” n.p.). Thus, such facilities are planned to be used for Qatar World Cup 2022 to meet the FIFA needs and make the event comfortable and of the desired level.
It should be mentioned that the president of FIFA Sepp Blatter offers to move Qatar World Cap 2022 from summer to winter. Such decision may help protect health of the players as it is too difficult to play while enormous heat. Blaster states that, “We must play at the most adequate period to have a successful World Cup.
To have a successful World Cup, we have to protect actors, the players, which means (playing) in winter” (Casey par. 3). Still, such decision faces the dissatisfaction of the big clubs in Europe as if the World Cup 2022 is moved to winter, their national league schedules will appear in chaos.
Being an Arabian country, Qatar has specific relation to drinking alcohol in the public places and cloths wearing, especially for women. The problem with drinking in public may be easily solved by the creation of the special spaces, but the issue about cloths for women and other related questions have not been considered yet (“Qatar to host football World Cup in 2022” 8).
The stadiums are located in such a way that each of them can be reached within one hour from FIFA World Cup 2022 headquarters. This will help fans watch more than 1 match a day. An absolutely new metro system is going to b built. Its total length is predicted to be 320 km.
The accomplishment of the project is predicted for 2021. Moreover, the highway system and water taxis will also allow fans and teams to reach the place of destination for less than an hour. One more benefit from such compact location is the possibility of a tam to remain in their team base camp for the whole period of the tournament (“FIFA World Cup Stadiums, Qatar n.p.).
To answer the question whether Qatar World Cup 2022 is going to be green or not , a number of issues should be rsearched. On the one hand, the compact World Cup where stadia are located too close to each other to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide from cars and the use of the solar power make Qatar World Cup 2022 nature friendly.
On the other hand, air-conditioning predicted by the plan will not only consume solar power but will also emit greenhouse gases which are so harmful for the nature (Marshal n.p.).
The research should show that Qatar has a plan for getting ready for World Cup and the time they have (11 years) is enough to reach the desired aims. Implementing innovative technologies, Qatar still desires to remain green. The research and critical analysis of the construction design and planned facilities may help us draw conclusions about Qatar World Cup 2022 being nature friendly.
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