week 30 – Qatar World Cup Memorial


“More than 400 Nepalese migrant workers have died on Qatar’s building sites as the Gulf state prepares to host the World Cup in 2022.

The grim statistic comes from the Pravasi Nepali Co-ordination Committee, a respected human rights organisation which compiles lists of the dead using official sources in Doha. It will pile new pressure on the Qatari authorities – and on football’s world governing body, Fifa – to curb a mounting death toll that some are warning could hit 4,000 by the time the 2022 finals take place.

It also raises the question of how many migrant workers in total have died on construction sites since Qatar won the bid in 2010. Nepalese workers comprise 20% of Qatar’s migrant workforce, and many others are drafted in from countries such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.”

(the Guardian)


The Qatar World Cup Memorial project is a scalable building that raises awareness about the number of workers who died during the construction of the stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It is in the form of a tower made of concrete modules, each one representing a deceased worker. The higher the number, the higher the tower.

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 a basis of four modules per floor and two staircases per module. The cranes remain positioned in altitude until 2022.

If the death rate is not reduced, the Qatar World Cup Memorial could reach a height of 1.5 kilometers (nearly a mile).








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  1. Guillaume

    L’idée est à la fois très belle et terrifiante ! Cette coupe du monde sera quoi qu’il arrive marquée du sceau de la honte !


  2. Francine de Stampa

    Vous avez autant de cœur que de génie bravo les artistes

  3. Nick

    You should try to add this to google earth.

  4. Umar Satti

    This is a joke , the picture that shows tower going in the clouds . You mean to say thousands will die till 2022. Qatar if not doing the best for workers but is trying to do good , giving the food , money & shelter which they lack in their home countries.

    • Sebastien Bernard

      Are you joking ? This is slavery ! Qatar is doing its best in slavery.

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  7. Here in Brazil, only eight workers lost their lives during the construction and renovation of stadiums for the World Cup 2014 and we found a lot!

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  11. Flo

    In Nepal, Lumbini for exemple, “orphans” children are poorest than the ones with their 2 parents, because dad is just a slave in quatar and so don’t send enought money to feed them, and can’t do nothing else, because he is no more at home and cannot come back. Not only the FIFA but also luxury hotels and urbanistic madness. Umar Satti, you must go there and talk to these children.

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