Zucchetti won the tender for the security management and access control of the futuristic Al Janoub stadium (formerly Al Wakrah), thus "repeating" in Qatar the success achieved for the Khalifa International Stadium. The Al Janoub sports facility is the first of eight stadiums where the next FIFA World Cup will take place, and is therefore an important symbol for all sports lovers who have chosen to entrust Zucchetti with one of the most important aspects: the management of safety.
The Acess Control system consists of a total of 72 gates with tripod turnstiles, 10 motorized doors for the disabled, 2 VIP entrances and 8 handheld entrances for VVIP, its installation took place in just two months between March and April 2018. With an elegant design and 100% made in Italy, the Zucchetti devices combine innovation, technology, robustness and practicality, while ensuring a perfect balance between safety, comfort and freedom of movement. The 7-inch high-brightness graphic displays on both sides are designed to give different information to visitors and operators, and can read all types of tickets: from the traditional paper ones, to smartphones, passing through print@home and RFID/NFC tickets. All this guarantees ease of use, speed of reading and maximum visibility; moreover, access control is perfectly integrated with third-party systems such as Ticketing, BMS (building management system), FAS (Fire Alarm System) and Parking.
The Zucchetti product manages to combine the needs of places that can accommodate a large number of individuals (in this case up to 40,000 people) with the aesthetic needs of a project with a careful and sophisticated design. The Al Janoub Stadium, inaugurated on 16 May with the final of the Amir Cup 2019, is in fact an architectural benchmark: Zaha Hadid's project is evocatively inspired by the sails of the dhows, the traditional sailboats of the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent.
A sophisticated project that represents an important success for the Zucchetti Group, since the implementation of security systems of the only two stadiums realized so far for the World Cup was in both cases assigned to Zucchetti. This is therefore a further and gratifying confirmation of the Group's excellence, both in Italy and abroad.