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Populous scraps plans for air conditioned stadium at 2022 Qatar World Cup

Dezeen Wire:
 sports architecture firm Populous claims that original plans to air condition a stadium they are designing for the 2022 Football World Cup are too expensive and "notoriously unsustainable" when used in desert environments - The Independent

Populous director John Barrow says they are now considering other options for creating a comfortable climate inside the Sports City stadium and is encouraging the Qatari government to alter its building schedule to give new technologies time to develop.

You can see our previous story on the 2012 London Olympic stadium, also by Populous, and all our stadium stories here.