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Baghdad Sport City

Client Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sports
Location Baghdad, Iraq
Scope Of Work Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)

Project Detail

 Contract Type
Engineering, Procurement & Construction
Baghdad, Iraq
Executive status
Under Construction
Physical development
Date of contract
Dec., 18, 2011
Initial Duration
30 months 
Brief Description
Baghdad Athletic City is an urban project with sustainable development goals which is located on a land with an area of 129 hectares near “Tajiat Palm Land” in the suburbs of Baghdad. The main purpose of the project development is not only to improve culture, urbanization, environment, life style, health and hygieneof the region but also to satisfy the functional requirements of both Olympic and World Cup sport events and the organization of other smaller and larger scale events.
Technical Specification
Bolandpayeh services in this project include design (architecture, structure, mechanical & electrical works, safety and security, waste management, communication and BMS) in a modernist ways, procurement and construction. It should satisfy the functional requirements of both World Cup Final Match and Olympic sports. The city includes as well as the main stadium, design and construction of the gates and roads leading to the stadium, three 500 seats training fields, 2,000 seats stadium and 4-star hotel. Tajiat Olympic Stadium with an area of 74,500 square meters which was developed in 2012, offers a capacity for 60,000 spectators. The stadium is located in the center of the site like a gem on a ring. It forms the new landmark of Tajiat region in Baghdad city and adds an imposing and monumental shape to the northern cityscape of Baghdad. General formation of the stadium reflects the cultural field and architectural heritage of Baghdad with modernity. It also emphasizes on the distinguished contemporary architectural philosophy of sport stadiums. The main stadium has been formed by 5 principal components; playing field, seating bowl, 5 different floors with specialized functions roof and façade. The main functional levels are the event level, main concourse level, upper concourse level, VIP/VVIP level with a separated hospitality area and the last level, media level. The stadium has been located in the center land of the city with an area of about 15 hectares which is laying on a 1,300 sets of piles with an average diameters of 1.5 meters and average length of 30 meters.          The stadium seating bowls’ structure are designed as an elliptical, open framework form which consist of precast concrete elements. The steel roof with a length of 65 meters is designed as a light cantilevering radial truss structure and outfitted corrugated metal and translucent polycarbonate sheets. The roof rests on 152 concrete columns.
The spectacular façade height is 60 meters with a perimeter of 1,000 meters. This façade is the biggest one in Iraq and raises high around the stadium as a landmark. It unfolds itself with its white cladding like a radiant flourishing bloom in desert. The shell of the stadium was designed as an abstract chain-link arch, which brings the stadium into a sculpture and intensifies its integration with the indigenous, religious and cultural architecture of Iraq
General works’ Quantity
Earth works 200,000 m³
Concreting 120,000 m³
Reinforcement 30,000 tons
Formworking 240,000 m²
Metal works 4,000 tons
Pile works 42,000 m
Landscaping 75 hectares