Last updated: 3 december, 2010 - 12:23 GMT

Qatar 2022: How to build comfortable stadiums in a hot climate

A proof of concept model of a the Qatar 2022 Showcase Stadium designed by Michael Beaven

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Qatar won its bid to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Absorption chilling

The Sun's heat cools water by a process known as absorption chilling

How will it be possible to play football in the small Arab country where summer temperatures typically reach the mid 40s Celsius?

The answer is a lot of refrigeration and solar power.

The designers claim that as a result, the stadium will be carbon neutral.

Michael Beaven, from the engineering firm Arup, is one of the architects responsible.

First broadcast 3 December 2010

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