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?