Construction and Commissioning of a multi-disciplinary sports facility
On 17th November 2005, the Emir of Qatar H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani inaugurated the Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence new sports dome. This new sports hall is the world’s largest air-conditioned indoor facility of its kind under an architecturally unique edifice consisting of two semicircular shells. The dome is a landmark development for Qatar and the region, it provides unmatched facilities for the training and development of student athletes as well as offering a host venue for major sporting events like the 2006 Doha Asian Games.
The noted French architect Roger Taillibert, the architect behind the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, France and the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, designed the sports venue. Constructed over two years, its giant roof houses nearly twenty different sports and caters to specific game requirements in each of its fields, courts, halls and units.