Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor City has been commended for its expression of local heritage and culture, scoring three out of three in the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) from the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD), according to a report on the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) website. It is the first stadium to receive this score for its contribution to heritage and cultural identity.
The design of Al Bayt Stadium, which emulates a traditional Qatari tent, was presented to an expert heritage panel as part of the GSAS sustainability certification process. It is being rewarded for its unique consideration of local cultural heritage.
Bodour Al-Meer, sustainability and environmental manager at the SC, said, “The unique design of Al Bayt Stadium shows how we’re using inspiration from the past to deliver a green future. The very concept of this distinctive design is centered on sustainability and low energy usage as the tent-like design will minimize the amount of energy required to keep football fans and players cool.”
June 21, 2017