That’s what architecture is all about according to Albrecht Speer, the person behind the winning bid for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

“Fixed dates are very helpful when it comes to rebuilding a city.”

Or building one from scratch, that is.

The fact that Qatar won the bid seems to reek of lots of cash under the table, but this article in The Spiegel, shines a fascinating light on the man behind the bid, his history and his plans.