Venues

 Al Sadd Sports Hall

Designed by: The architect Yasser Al Khalil of James Cubit and Partners
Main Hall Capacity: 7,700 spectators
Main characteristic: The dynamic and oval shape of its exterior look
Total footprint: 16.000 square metres and a built up area of 54.000 square metres.
Features: One main and two training grounds, following all guidelines and recommendations of the IHF
Other uses: Handball, Volleyball, Badminton and Gymnastics ground
Designed to be transformed into an ice hockey ring which fulfills the standards of the IIHF
Post event use: Main hall of Al Sadd Club

Did you know that?

Time required for the transformation of the hockey ring to a regular field is 48 hours?
It safeguards the complete privacy of the VIPs and the athletes while its design has received a 4 star GSAS rating?

 Aspire Dome

Opened: In 2005
Designed by: The French architect Roger Taillibert
Total Hall capacity: 15,500 across 13 separate multi-sport halls
Main characteristic: It consists of three levels and a long spine running across the structure.
Total footprint: The sprawling facility covers an area of 120,000 square metres.
Features: 50 metre / 10 lane Olympic-size pool and diving pool with 800 seats
Full size FIFA-standard air-conditioned indoor football pitch with 5,800 seats
IAAF-accredited indoor banked athletics track with 4,500 seats
Gymnastics training hall and table tennis hall
Courts designed for basketball, volleyball, handball, martial arts and squash
Multi-purpose hall and fencing arena
Gymnasium, physiotherapy and high-performance laboratory
A 1,200 seat amphitheatre and cafeterias
Offices and function rooms
VIP corporate suites

Selected past events hosted: The 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships
The annual ASPIRE4SPORT Congress & Exhibition
The inaugural DOHA GOALS forum
The largest Ardha, a traditional dance at the Qatar’s National Day celebrations
The annual FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup Series
The Qatar Fencing Grand Prix
Arab Games 2011 and 2006 Asian Games competitions
Charity and entertainment activities

Did you know that?
It is the world’s largest indoor multi-purpose dome and the hub of the Aspire Academy?
It is located at the center of Aspire Zone, a 250 hectare area established in 1995?
The administration was presented with the silver medal in the IOC/IAKS Distinction Awards in 2007?

Lusail Multipurpose Hall

Designed by:  The architects of “Dar Al Handasah Consultants”
Main Hall Capacity: 15,300 spectators
Main characteristic: The distinctive Dia/Grid which is made of glass, colored after the representative elements of Qatar: the sand, the pearl and the sea water
Total footprint: 45.000 square metres and a built up area of 130.000 metres
Features: One main and two training halls following the standards and the recommendations of the IHF
Other uses: Handball, Volleyball and Basketball Hall
Post event use: Studies are currently undertaken in order to explore its transformation into a space dedicated for other entertaining activities, usable 365 days / year

Did you know that?

It is rated with 3 GSAS  Stars (Global Sustainability Assessment System) for its design?

As per the initial plans, it was supposed to  accommodate  approx. 18.000 spectators, however,  the will of the Qatar Olympic Committee, to create a venue that would primarily provide comfort to the visitors, led to the decision for more spacious seats transforming it into one of the most “spectator-friendly” venues in the world?

It will be surrounded by a massive landscape of 350.000 square metres, decorated with colorful shaded trees, walking/jogging and bicycling tracks, an outdoor covered gym, as well as covered and uncovered kids playgrounds?

Qatar Handball Association Complex

 Designed by: IGH (Architectural and Interior), WSP Middle East (Structural, MEP and Geotechnical Engineering)
Main Hall Capacity: 5,500 spectators including Presidential & Exclusive seats adequately cooled & ventilated thru displacement system
Main characteristic: A sustainable “Green” building
Total footprint: Total built-up area of approx. 40,000 square metres. Constructed on a 30,000 square metres land area of softscaping, water feature, parking spaces and paved walkways
Features: Main arena, designed in compliance with IHF requirements

2 training halls
60-bedroom players’ accommodation, restaurant and lounges
QHA administration and media offices
Presidential & exclusive lounges
Medical center
Gymnasium
Swimming pool and grandstands

Other uses:
Mainly intended for handball court

Post event use:
It will accommodate the Qatar Handball Association headquarters and serve as the home ground and the main training base for all Qatar’s National Handball Teams

Did you know that?
 State-of-the-art scoreboards are provided for both the arena and training halls. Equipped with all necessary infrastructure for broadcasting and internet protocol television?

High importance to noise and crowd management, traffic impact, fire and life safety, specialised lighting, interior design, landscaping and environmental impact has been given?

It is located at North Duhail and the project’s construction will last from June 2013 to August 2014?