As we reported previously, the bidding war for the 2022 World Cup has already begun amid all the excitement for this year’s event next month. We heard Japan’s awesome proposal to beam live holographic 3D games to stadiums worldwide if allowed to host the event in 2022. Now Qatar has unveiled beautiful stadium designs that would certainly be worth visiting if constructed.
Qatar has five designs, each of which have different distinctive features — one has a special membrane to broadcast current match footage; one is wrapped in colorful ribbons, to symbolize the colors of each team; and another will come equipped with a pool, spa zone and shopping mall.
Another has an entrance linked to the Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Bridge, which will connect Qatar with its island neighbor — one more marvel of architecture in the Arab world.
Sunlight will provide most of the stadiums’ power, and they will each apparently employ a unique climate-control system that will keep temperatures below 82 degrees F, despite the desert country’s extreme heat.
The country’s bid committee has proposed that after the World Cup, some components of the stadiums will be dismantled and shipped to other countries to promote soccer — ahem — football.
Source: Popular Science.