Don’t shoot the messenger but only weeks after we reported about a newly constructed Christian Science Church, that from the air, looks more than a little bit like the male anatomy, it seems as if the folks in Qatar may be designing an architectural mate. The proposed design for Qatar’s first 2022 World Cup Stadium was meant to resemble the sails of a dhow boat which is traditionally used for pearl fishing, however well-intentioned folks took to social media to point out the stadium looks more than a little bit like a giant vagina.
Boasting a capacity of 40,000 people, according to reports, the stadium should be ready by 2018.
Aecom, the firm in charge of the contract along with Zaha Hadid Architects, said: “Inspired by the dhow boat that carried generations of local fishermen and pearl divers, the stadium weaves together Qatar’s past with its progressive vision for the future.”
They went on to say, “Sustainable materials and practices will be used throughout the stadium and the pitch and spectator stands will be cooled to a perfect temperature for football.”
Spectators will have to purchase their way into the stadium unless they have really good game, in which case, they can enter free of charge.