The environmental considerations tied up with the World Cup continues and by 2022 in Qatar, a solar powered showcase Arena will play host to one of the most popular events held every four years.
Last year, South Africa did the trick by constructing an eco-friendly stadium while in 2014, a hotel is undergoing a “green” renovation. In 2018, Russia plans to construct a highspeed inter-city rail station with the solar powered arena in Qatar rounding it up in 2022.
While the cost to complete such is expected to really need a lot of money, Qatar should have no problem doing so. Being the oil rich nation that they are, it seems only fitting to expect an innovative and eco-friendly stadium on their end.
With The Showcase, such a “cloud” will not be necessary. One of the most striking features of the arena is its sweeping canopy of peaked panels, which can be maneuvered to provide shelter from the heat or aggressive winds, while maintaining natural ventilation where possible.