The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has successfully completed the deconstruction of Al Rayyan Stadium, with over 90 per cent of materials recycled or reused.
The completed early works and deconstruction works are the first in a series of preparations for the new Al Rayyan stadium, one of the proposed host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. The completed deconstruction marks a significant step for the SC as it works to fulfil its commitment to incorporating environmental sustainability into all of its projects.
Commenting on the successful deconstruction, Youssif Al-Musleh, Project Director for Al Rayyan Stadium at the SC, said: “We are very pleased with progress on this significant stadium site, which holds an important part in Qatar’s football history and means a lot to many football fans in the country. Not only have we reached a major milestone with the completed deconstruction, but it has been done in a safe and sustainable manner.
More than 90 percent materials recycled or reused at proposed host venue
“The SC has committed to significant sustainability initiatives for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, mindful of the importance of waste minimization in the Qatar National Vision 2030. We have taken all the necessary measures to ensure that the original Al Rayyan football stadium has a new life by reusing these materials in the new stadium and other projects linked to the tournament,” he added.
Environmental sustainability has been a key part of the SC programme from the beginning. In order to ensure that the project’s sustainability target would be achieved, a preliminary assessment was conducted to identify the materials that could be recycled or reused.
The materials that were recycled for future use included crushed concrete, metal, scrap timber and topsoil. In addition, doors, windows, water fixtures and light switches are amongst some of the materials that have been reused in accommodation housing the workers building the stadium.
The recycled material has been used in the following ways:
· Timber doors, windows and frames were used in the accommodation and some in the site offices
· Water fixtures and fittings, light switches and sockets were used in the accommodation
· Reinforcement bars, cables, trays, flags and piping were used by the SC’s Arts & Culture department for artwork
· Concrete was crushed and stored for future site levelling works
· Reinforcement bar and other metals to be recycled by Qatar Steel
· Topsoil has been stockpiled for future precinct landscaping works or sold to others
· Scrap timber will be recycled by licensed centres
The new stadium will be completed in the first quarter of 2019 and has a capacity of 40,000 seats. Following the tournament, a modular upper tier will be disassembled and used to build football facilities in developing countries in need of sporting infrastructure, in coordination with FIFA, reducing the stadium’s capacity to 20,000.