2022-shaped building in Qatar

A building in the shape of the year 2022 features in today's Dezeen Debate newsletter

The latest edition of Dezeen Debate features Ibrahim M Jaidah's design for a building in Doha, Qatar, that is shaped like the number 2022.

Created to coincide with Qatar hosting the FIFA World Cup, the block was described by its developer as being "the first building in the world to resemble a year".

Named Iconic 2022, it was built at Doha Sports City opposite the Khalifa International Stadium, which will host games during this year's World Cup.

Commenters aren't sold. One joked that the design, "Looks a bit dated".

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Other stories in this week's newsletter include news of how architects and designers in Ukraine have been forced to flee their country, the design for the "UK's largest new home for over a hundred years", and our roundup of 10 hotel rooms and holiday homes that provide unspoiled coastal views.

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