Build a Venue … and Throw in an Ecosystem, Too

The government of Qatar and its developers are building an 86,000-seat soccer stadium to host the final game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to a CNN Tech article. And that’s not all. They’re building an entire city, called Lusail, on a 28-square-mile strip along the Persian Gulf.

If the World Cup actually lands in Qatar, despite activists pressuring FIFA to find another location, it’ll be the first Arab country to host the World Cup. If not, well, Qatar will have a brand new “smart” city circa 2019.

Labeled “a vision of the future” by the global architectural firm that designed the city’s shopping center, Lusail’s estimated price tag is $45 billion.

Sounds — and looks — like Qatar understands the importance of ecosystem.


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