The design of Khalifa International Stadium, which is currently under renovation and due to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016, has been recognised as achieving sustainability standards. Khalifa International Stadium recently received the provisional four-star rating in the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), administered by the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD). This is the first certificate for a renovation project to be issued by GORD.
Talking about the achievement, Eng. Mansoor Al-Muhannadi, Khalifa International Stadium – Project Manager of Aspire Zone Foundation, said: “We are very proud of this recognition which highlights our undertaking during the renovation of Khalifa International Stadium to also make it a more sustainable venue. In addition to this, fans will have the possibility to opt for the more sustainable means to reach the stadium, through easy access to transportation infrastructure including the nearby Doha Metro stations.”
Eng. Mohemed Ahmed, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) Project Manager for Khalifa International Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City said: “This is a huge step for Khalifa International Stadium. It has taken a lot of hard work to ensure this redeveloped facility meets stringent sustainability targets.
“The stadium scored particularly highly in several areas, including its location, the proximity of public transport, sourcing materials regionally and the fact it was renovated and redeveloped to the highest international standards rather than being built from scratch as a brand new facility.”
The award from GORD – a Qatar-based organisation – means the SC is also supporting a local company as it continues to make regular progress towards 2022. Ahmed added: “We are pleased to work with both Aspire Zone Foundation – the delivery organisation for Khalifa International Stadium, and GORD in establishing a sustainable legacy not only in Qatar, but across the region.”