Photo Gallery: Plans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
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Photo Gallery: Plans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

2022 World Cup in Qatar The Desert Dreams of German Architect Albert Speer

When Qatar presented its plans to build soccer stadiums in the middle of the desert for the 2022 World Cup, it was ridiculed as "the biggest football joke of all time." But the architect chosen to design the winning bid knows all about reinventing oneself -- and came up with a grand vision for the desert kingdom.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan