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World Cup stadium renovation

Dezeen Agenda newsletter features Qatar's "extensive" World Cup stadium renovation

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features the renovation of Qatar's Khalifa International Stadium for the upcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now!

Qatar revamped the Khalifa International Stadium, originally opened in 1976, ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup tournament. It is one of the eight venues that will host the games.

To meet FIFA's hosting standards of 40,000 seats an additional 12,000 seats were added to the stadium. Due to Qatar's hot climate, a canopy was added to the exterior of the stadium and a new cooling system was installed. Other changes include modern digital lighting which will animate the venue at night during the tournament.

Michael Dillion's low-cost garden studio in Kent
Micheal Dillion designed a low-cost garden studio in Kent

Other stories in the latest newsletter include Michael Dillion's low-cost garden studio in Kent, France's announcement of a mandate to cover large car parks with solar panels and the announcement of this year's Dezeen Awards architecture winners.

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