Which stadium “is” Qatar?



Stadium proposed for Qatar by Foster & Partners.

Which stadium better “reflects Qatari design and culture”? One of the two has been anointed by the nation’s top sports commission, whose chairman declared that it does reflect the nation’s culture; the other is one of several designs whose collective inability to “reflect” Qatari culture drove Qatar to cancel the competition for another stadium for the 2022 World Cup, to be held in Doha. So which is the anointed one? Here is an article in bdonline.co.uk about the cancelled competition.


Stadium proposed for Qatar by Zaha Hadid.

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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1 Response to Which stadium “is” Qatar?

  1. Michael J. Tyrrell says:

    I don’t know… I kinda like Zaha’s “big vagina”.


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