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General information

  • Home page
  • Location address
    Al Rayyan, Qatar
  • Location country
  • Year of construction
  • Name of the client/building owner
    The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
  • Function of building
  • Degree of enclosure
    Open structure
  • Climatic zone
    Arid - dry and hot all year
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Sun protection


The city Al Rayyan is known as the ‘gateway to the desert’ and for its strong connection to the country’s traditional culture and heritage. The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, named after the Sheikh, is one of the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and was awarded to the architectural firm Pattern Design by the Al Balagh-L&T construction joint venture. The London-based firm is lead de-signer and architect for the stadium, the training facilities and the master plan. The conceptual theme for the site is the Desert translated into a master-plan concept of a caravan or journey in the desert landscape. Dunn lightweight has been involved from the engineering phase, together with büro für leichtbau, until the installation phase of the inner roof, the wind net and the inner facade of the stadium.

The stadium project was granted to Dunn lightweight, due to its attention and ability to design, supply, manufacture and install with their own team. History has been made since they stepped into the ring as a new player with other major players. As part of their task, Dunn lightweight developed a fully functional system for 3 main areas: inner roof (1), wind net (2) and inner facade (3).

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  • Temporary or permanent structure