Al Thumama Stadium is an aesthetically designed sports venue that will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. When the tournament is completed, it will be transformed into a mixed-leisure facility that is integrated into the city infrastructure, promoting social, environmental, and economic development. Arab Engineering Bureau was tasked with the schematic design and construction, facing a short project timeline. They needed a dynamic digital solution to evaluate pedestrian flows and ensure safe and optimal movement throughout the stadium.
They selected LEGION to perform dynamic modeling and real-time pedestrian simulation to justify the area and facility requirements for ingress, egress, halftime, and emergency scenarios. The software optimized design in coordination with architects and planners to ensure all people could safely leave the precinct within 90 minutes after an event, and the seating area within eight minutes in an emergency evacuation scenario. The application facilitated conceptioneering to create an environmentally and socially sustainable space that was engineered to accommodate the venue’s transformation in function and scale.