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AFL Architects To Deliever Foster+Partners-Designed 2022 World Cup Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 04 / 17

U.K.-based sports specialist AFL Architects "is to deliver Foster + Partners’ designs for the centrepiece stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar," according to Richard Waite of the ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL. The practice, which has offices in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Doha, is "workin...

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