PM opens iconic 2022 build­ing

In­au­gu­ra­tion co­in­cides with the 9th an­niver­sary of Qatar win­ning the right to host 2022 World Cup

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PRIME Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of the In­te­rior HE Sheikh Ab­dul­lah bin Nasser bin Khal­ifa al Thani in­au­gu­rated the “2022 build­ing” in As­pire Zone on Mon­day.

Af­ter dis­play­ing a short film about the de­vel­op­ment of sports and sports fa­cil­i­ties in Qatar, the PM lis­tened to a brief ex­pla­na­tion on the con­no­ta­tions of the de­sign of the build­ing and its sec­tions, as it is the first build­ing in the world de­signed in the form of “2022”.

The in­au­gu­ra­tion co­in­cides with the ninth an­niver­sary of Qatar win­ning the right to or­gan­ise the World Cup for the first time in the Mid­dle East.

The build­ing stands out due to its unique de­sign in the shape of nu­mer­als 2022.

The 60,000 square-me­tre mixed-use build­ing in­cludes ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fices, in­te­grated health club, restau­rants and cafes as well as meet­ing rooms and a lec­ture the­ater.

The build­ing con­sists of four wings of five floors each.

Al Ban­dari is the main con­trac­tor for the pro­ject and Laura In­ter­na­tional is the de­vel­oper.

The in­au­gu­ra­tion was at­tended by a num­ber of sheikhs and se­nior sports of­fi­cials.

PRIME Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of In­te­rior HE Sheikh Ab­dul­lah bin Nasser bin Khal­ifa al Thani in­au­gu­rated the 2022 Build­ing at As­pire Zone on Mon­day.

The in­au­gu­ra­tion co­in­cides with the ninth an­niver­sary of Qatar win­ning the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Qatar is the first coun­try in the Mid­dle East that will be host­ing the World Cup.

Af­ter watch­ing a short film on the de­vel­op­ment of sports and sports fa­cil­i­ties in Qatar, the prime min­is­ter also lis­tened to a brief pre­sen­ta­tion on the de­sign of the build­ing and its sec­tions. The build­ing is the first in the world de­signed in the form of 2022.

The event was at­tended by a num­ber of their ex­cel­len­cies sheikhs and se­nior sports of­fi­cials.

The 60,000 square-me­tre mixed-use build­ing in­cludes ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fices, in­te­grated health club, restau­rants and cafes as well as meet­ing rooms and a lec­ture theatre.

The build­ing con­sists of four wings of five floors each. Al Ban­dari is the main con­trac­tor and Laura In­ter­na­tional is the de­vel­oper of the pro­ject.

The idea of hav­ing Build­ing 2022 came in 2011 while the de­sign was com­pleted in 2013 and the ac­tual work started in mid-2018.

The build­ing was com­pleted and opened on December 2, 2019.

The build­ing joins the As­pire Zone’s mul­ti­ple fa­cil­i­ties -- sta­di­ums, academy, gar­den, ho­tel, shop­ping mall and hos­pi­tal. Mo­hammed Khal­ifa al

Suwaidi, CEO of As­pire Zone, said: “The foun­da­tion al­ways sup­ports in­vestors and presents them with in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. We, there­fore, con­grat­u­late HE Sheikh Nasser bin Ha­mad bin Nasser al Thani on this pro­ject and wish him well.”

Ibrahim Jaidah, who de­signed the Al Thu­mama Sta­dium, said this build­ing is an ad­di­tion to the large and prom­i­nent projects in Qatar as Qatar gears up to host the most im­por­tant event in the his­tory of sports in the re­gion.

Ibrahim Jaidah is the only Gulf de­signer who de­signed one of the 2022 sta­di­ums.

Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup on December 2, 2010.

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