THE TIME: Mr. Koolhaas, you are one of the most influential architects of the 20th and 21st centuries. They have lived in different countries and work on projects all over the world. That is why we would like to talk to you about the condition Europe and speak to the world.

Rem Koolhaas: Can we please leave all the pompousness aside? I cannot proclaim sacred truths, only describe impressions and thoughts.

TIME: You recently returned to Qatar, what are you working on there?

Koolhaas: We have been tasked with developing a blueprint, a master plan for the country.