Think about it – the sun, the sand, the oodles of cash, the relentlessly tasteless architecture… Well now's your chance. The London auditions for a reality TV show called The Hydra Executives
are taking place on 9 December at the RIBA. The programme is being launched by the serious-sounding trio of Abu Dhabi-based developer Hydra Properties, and TV companies Ahowtime Arabia and Infinity TV. The show is inviting 16 would-be entrepreneurs to compete against each other in the high-pressure Abu Dhabi real estate market. At the end of the competition, one winner will have their business venture funded to the tune of $1,000,000. Astragal has always liked the idea of building a massive mixed-use statue of himself in a Middle Eastern emirate. Perhaps now is his chance.