populous plans colossal esports arena for qiddiya metropolis, saudi arabia

populous to redefine esports in saudi arabia


World architecture studio Populous offers a luminous Esports arena intended for Qiddiya Metropolis, Saudi Arabia. The proposal will ‘redefine the esports experience,’ and will introduce the world’s biggest blended total space of online video screens and 4D haptic seats that let spectators to perception, truly feel, and even scent the action of the video sport — elements that might support to attract viewers into the immersive worlds of the match. The synergy of colossal suspended screens, haptic seats, and condition-of-the-artwork AV devices aims to lend a fully immersive experience for viewers, a ‘fantasy entire world for fans’ at the Qiddiya Metropolis Esports Arena.
qiddiya city esports arenaimages courtesy Populous



the immersive arena for qiddiya metropolis


Prepared to stand as a central landmark inside Qiddiya City, the Esports Arena will align with the city’s ethos of ‘Play Existence.’ Embodying the pillars of leisure, athletics, and culture, this work of architecture by Populous will host to both equally national and global esports occasions. As a cornerstone of the new Qiddiya Gaming and Esports District, it will stand as the world’s first combined-use gaming and esports district, set to turn out to be the hub of gaming in the Middle East. The multifunctional, 5,155-seat location will prioritizes the working experience of both equally gamers and spectators. Through mindful sightline scientific tests and parametric layout resources, the architects have ensured ideal seating configuration surrounding a suspended array of screens, the so-termed ‘digital chandelier.’

qiddiya city esports arena
the arena will be a cornerstone of the Qiddiya Gaming and Esports District, the world’s 1st district of its form



Shireen Hamdan, Senior Principal and Normal Supervisor of Populous KSA reviews:The Qiddiya City Esport Arena is a point out-of-the-artwork esports location that will serve as a centrepiece for this extraordinary world gaming hub and be a finish representation of Qiddiya’s ‘Play Life’ ethos.’


We are happy to have been able to mix our extensive know-how of esports facilities and technological know-how with Qiddiya’s vision to build a planet-primary arena for rivals and enthusiasts alike,’ provides Rhys Courtney, Senior Principal at Populous EMEA.This arena will be one of a kind in esports in both equally scale and person knowledge.’

colossal esports arena by populous to take shape in qiddiya city, saudi arabiathe task will introduce the world’s largest combined full location of online video screens and 4D haptic seats



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job title: Qiddiya City Esports Arena

architecture: Populous | @wearepopulous

site: Qiddiya Town, Saudi Arabia