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Proposal to build memorial dedicated to deceased Qatar World Cup workers

Architecture collective 1Week1Project said each brick in the tower would represent a worker who died in the construction of infrastructure in the run up to 2022

Proposal to build memorial dedicated to deceased Qatar World Cup workers
Image courtesy: 1Week1Project

Architecture collective 1Week1Project has proposed the development of a bleak-looking memorial building to mark the number of migrant workers who have died in Qatar building the infrastructure for the hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Over 400 Nepalese migrant workers have died on building sites in Doha in preparation for the staging of the event, The Guardian newspaper has claimed, citing statistics from the Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee, a human rights organisation which complies lists of dead workers through official sources.

The proposal by 1Week1Project, which is based in France and Chile, has advocated building a towering structure made of giant stones, one for each dead worker, who make up 400 of the approximately 1,000 deaths.

A crane is planned to be placed at the top of the structure, which will add more stones to the tower as more deaths occur in the run up to the start of the tournament in 2022.

If the predicted death rate is reached, the hypothetical tower could rise almost a mile in the sky, taller than all the existing skyscrapers currently in the region.

The architecture group's website states: "This structure offers Nepalese and Indian families as well as families of other nationalities a site for mourning removed from Qatar's cities and skyscrapers.

"The project has a multitude of itineraries for visiting,  on basis of four modules per floor and two staircase modules."

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