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Neom’s executive director for urban planning previously told Dezeen that The Line “will revolutionise our current way of life” and be net-zero over its lifetime, but its sustainability and livability claims have been called “naive” by experts.
In the same week, Amnesty International reported that labour abuses are still happening “on a significant scale” in Qatar despite “noticeable improvements” to migrant workers’ conditions ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
Other stories in the latest newsletter included Foster + Partners’ designs for Apple offices at Battersea Power Station, Selldorf Architects revising the plans for the revamp of the National Gallery’s Sainsbury Wing and Rolls-Royce unveiling its first fully electric car.
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