Lekhwiya Sports Complex
In Association with Perkins Eastman International
Perkins Eastman and Al Khayyat Contracting & Trading have joined together with the Emir Private Engineering Office to construct a 19,529m2 (210,210ft2) Lekhwiya Sports Complex – a mixed-use sports venue that will be the home of Qatar's premier football team, Lekhwiya Club. The complex also will be used as a training site and home base for a guest team participating in the 2022 World Cup.
Designed in collaboration with ECG, Pieper Sports Facility Consulting, and Site Concepts International, the Lekhwiya Sports Complex will serve as an identifiable icon for the home club, while its multi-purpose design will provide for a variety of experiences for players, fans, and sponsors. The complex was designed to meet the business and operational goals of a world-class sports and entertainment complex and contributes to the architectural vitality of Qatar's largest city.
As part of a larger athletic development underway for the 2022 World Cup taking place in Doha, the first phase of the Lekhwiya Sports Complex will include a 5,574m2 (60,000ft2) 10,000-spectator football stadium, practice facilities, and training fields to be complete by August 2012. The second phase will include a 12,004m2 (129,210ft2) 75-key hotel, mosque, multi-sport arena, and related amenities.