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Inauguration of Qatar Olympic committee stadiums for achieving GSAS 4 Stars

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As an institution that is working tirelessly to promote environmentally responsible energy and resource efficient building best practices in the MENA region, today in a press conference at Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena, Qatar Olympic Committee & Gulf Organization for Research & Development inaugurates Qatar Olympic committee stadiums for achieving GSAS 4 stars. Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena & Lusail Sports Arena are the first in the MENA region & the world to achieve sustainability high standards 4 stars based on GSAS rating system.

The inauguration was announced by HE Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Secretary General of the Qatar Olympic Committee & Dr. Yousef Mohammed Alhorr, GORD’s Founding Chairman. GORD assessed the detailed design and audited the construction of the sport facilities to ensure the accomplishment of GSAS 4 Stars rating for the facilities.

GSAS Sports is used to rate sports facilities of all types and sizes during multiple phases including design, construction, operations and legacy use. Sports facilities ratable by GSAS include any buildings or venues that are designed to host a sporting event which support activities for athletes/competitors, support staff, and spectators. Spectators are the intended audience for the sporting event and facility.

In this occasion, HE Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani commented: “we are proud of this achievement, which is unique in being achieved for the first time in sports facilities in the Middle East, and that in turn promotes Qatar’s National Vision 2030. The perception stands for preserving the basic environmental values, with a clear message to the international community that the State of Qatar seeks to harness all the possibilities to promote sport in the perspective of the protection of Environment.”

Dr. Yousef Alhorr said: “Qatar Olympic Committee stadiums to achieve GSAS 4 stars was a great challenge since we have to take into consideration many stringent standards such as; reducing energy & water usage, preserving natural resources, indoor environment & management & operation.” HE added: “we’d like to thank Design Firms, Construction companies & GORD for great efforts placed to achieve high sustainability standards. We’d like to dedicate this success to the sports community locally and internationally.”

Inaugurating Qatar Olympic committee stadiums is the result of great efforts & synergy between all parties who worked hard to achieve QOC objectives of having sustainable sport facilities as role model on a global level & implementing green building best practices based on highest standards of global sustainability assessment GSAS.

GSAS Sports is used to rate sports facilities of all types and sizes during multiple phases including design, construction, operations and legacy use. Sports facilities ratable by GSAS include any buildings or venues that are designed to host a sporting event which support activities for athletes/competitors, support staff, and spectators. Spectators are the intended audience for the sporting event and facility.

The various types of sport facilities include outdoor stadiums, indoor arenas, and outdoor courses. Of the three building types related to sports facilities, each has a specific makeup of building and course functional components such as outdoor competition area, indoor competition area, swimming pool hall, ice rink hall, fitness suites, locker facilities, retail spaces, offices, restaurants, common areas, laundry, public bathrooms, animal facilities, competition venue related landscaping and sports facility related landscaping.

GSAS Sports may contain varying standards for certain criteria depending on operational conditions and whether the measurement is intended for peak or non-peak usage. Peak usage is defined as the maximum event capacity of the facility. Non-peak usage refers to periods when the facility is not hosting a major event. Additionally, GSAS Sports will rate the project on its original design intent as well the facility’s intended legacy use.

GSAS Sports measurements were determined through the detailed evaluation of the building type, functional components, operational considerations, and scale considerations. Measurements and scoring ranges were determined according to this streamlined process in order to create an unbiased rating system for any and all sports. Due to the system framework flexibility and comprehensiveness, it has the capacity to rate sports facilities worldwide after making appropriate adjustments.

Projects Highlights

Owner: Qatar Olympic Committee

Building Type: Multi-Purpose Sports Hall

Uses: Main competition arena caters for Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Gymnastics, Handball and (Ice Hockey for Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena)

Structure: Combination of structural steel and reinforced concrete, with Glazing and insulated Aluminum panels as a building’s envelope

https://www.zawya.com/story/Inauguration_of_Qatar_Olympic_committee_stadiums_for_achieving_GSAS_4_Stars-ZAWYA20150128144712/

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