New construction material named after 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ stadium
The unique construction fabric used in Al Bayt Stadium-Al Khor City to resemble the inside of a traditional Bedouin tent, will be named after the iconic 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ proposed venue. The state-of-the-art material made by Serge Ferrari Group in France will be known across the world as Bayt Line. The stadium design is inspired by the bayt al sha’ar of nomadic peoples who have lived in Qatar for generations. Traditionally, the tents of nomadic tribes and families in Qatar could be identified by black stripes, like those that will feature on the arena’s distinctive exterior, and by the vibrant sadu patterns that will greet fans once inside the stadium.
The 60,000-seat capacity venue, which is located 60km north of Doha, continues to take shape with the recent completion of the primary roof steel structure and installation of the inner and outer façade membrane advancing rapidly. The façade membrane – which will give the stadium its tent-like appearance – is made from an innovative material called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which has been used for similar developments around the world, including the Maracaná Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ final, and Allianz Arena, home of Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. The PTFE for the exterior of the stadium was manufactured in Germany by Verseidag before being shipped to Turkey for fabrication, a process which included intricate cutting to deliver the final tent shape. The interior material was manufactured in France before being shipped to Turkey for the same process.
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