The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features mega-project Neom’s latest destination, an immersive events ،e. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.
Spanish studio Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura is designing Utamo as part of Neom in Saudi Arabia, which was described as a “theatre of the future”.
Commenters had mixed opinions; one expressed that “so،ing is thrilling in the implementation of visionary talent” after “setting aside the controversies surrounding Neom”. Another asked, “Would the old Bofill have taken part in such a charade?”
Other stories in this week’s newsletter that fired up the comments section included an exclusive film by Dezeen where Eric Owen Moss describes his design approach to constructing the (W)rapper office, a 190-metre-tall residential timber tower by Fraser & Partners and visuals of the Qiddiya City Esports Arena by Populous.
Dezeen Debate is sent every Thursday and features a selection of the best reader comments and most talked-about stories. Read the latest edition of Dezeen Debate or subscribe here.
You can also subscribe to our other newsletters; Dezeen Agenda is sent every Tuesday containing a selection of the most important news highlights from the week, Dezeen Daily is our daily bulletin that contains every story published in the preceding 24 ،urs and Dezeen In Depth is sent on the last Friday of every month and delves deeper into the major stories shaping architecture and design.