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Dezeen Agenda newsletter features The Line megacity under construction

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features drone footage revealing that The Line megacity is under construction in Saudi Arabia. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now!

Aerial photography company Ot Sky has released footage that shows work commencing on the linear city The Line, part of the Neom development in Saudi Arabia.

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.

Amnesty International claimed labour abuses to migrant workers are ongoing in Qatar
Amnesty International says many workers are still “subjected to conditions that amount to forced labour” in Qatar

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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