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|Figure 1- The Opus Hotel in Dubai. Exterior and Interiors are fully designed by Zaha Hadid- Photo Source: Copyrighted Laurian Ghinitoiu from the cnn.com/travel edition|
The Opus Hotel, One of the Most Luxurious Dubai Resorts and Apartments, designed by Zaha Hadid
Dubai Hotels are among the Best Worldwide!We all know that Dubai stands among the top-listed hotels in the world that host the most elegant and expensive hotels on the planet, and the top-branded names in the world of the leisure and entertainment industry head forward to invest even in a small part of the whole thing …
|Figure 2- Hadid, Photo Source: AFP/Getty Images|
The unique and original-never-seen-before centered-void reveal and represent the entire Zaha Hadid’s design touch; That singular touch defined by the philosophy of Zaha Hadid: The parametric architecture, explained in detail in a previous article on this blog, and I highly advise you to read it if you did not yet do it, at the link provided below:
→ Parametric Architecture: Zaha Hadid and Patrick Schumacher’s Philosophy
A similar concept that we can find in her project, "The Morpheus Hotel" in Macau-China, winner of the Asia Pacific Property Awards for the year 2019. (see Figure 3, below)
|Figure 3- The Morpheus, Image Source: The cnn.com website, the travel edition, Article: Asia's Best Hotels of 2018|
Back to the Opus Hotel design, the atrium which is the main lobby and the center of the project which links also the two towers together in the lower part as we showed earlier, will continue to greet its guests as they move towards the building's various sections;
|Figure 4- A realistic render showing the main lobby. Photo Credit by zaha-hadid.com|
|Figure 5- The curved movement in Hadid's designs, Photo Source: cnn.com/travel edition|
Surnamed by the Queen of the Curve, Zaha Hadid transformed skylines around the world with her bold, fluid and free-lines designs. Before, the skyline was a stay still view, without any signal of life out there on the top of those towers. But now, with the parametric architecture and the new revolutionary concept of Hadid, any shape can be treated to the fullest; The roof shapes can be now curved and glazed with flexible frames surrounding the whole thing. (Figure 6)
|Figure 6- City's skyline across a body of water, Photo by Jonald|
Round-Up of Hadid's Most Famous Designs and Architectural Projects
|Figure 7- The Wangjing SOHO project in Beijing. China- Photo Source: zaha-hadid.com|
- "The design conveys the remarkably inventive quality of Zaha Hadid projects; expressing a sculptural sensibility that reinvents the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior," says Mahdi Amjad, Omniyat executive chairman, and CEO, to the cnn.com/the cnn travel edition.
- "You always expect to be surprised by Zaha Hadid's designs, but the Opus for 'ME by Melia' Dubai goes beyond what we could ever have anticipated," said Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO, of Melia Hotels International.
In the end, there is no word yet on an exact date about when it will welcome its first guests, but soon.
Located in Downtown Dubai, The Opus sits near the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the Dubai Mall, and close to the famous city's Jumeirah beach. With the Opus Hotel project, ME Dubai enters a crowded and competitive market, as Dubai is known for its worldwide reputation of luxurious leisure resorts. But armed with a project like the one described above, the chances of winning the "2019 World Architecture Festival Awards" increase much more.
It is the only project directly designed by Zaha Hadid to be fully realized in Dubai. The iconic architect developed designs for the interlocking Signature Towers, as well as for the Dubai Opera House... However, these projects were never been realized.
Finally, without any doubt at all, we are completely sure that Dubai has owned a new architectural landmark that will be soon considered a tourist symbol of the city. Just like Bourj Al Arab, which remains its rank as the first tourist Emirate attraction since many years ago, before sharing the place with other great architectural projects that came later.
The Opus Hotel Technical File
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- As for more information about the project, which is rare actually, I hereby share the informative brochure of the Opus and about the ME Hotel in Dubai, with exclusive content that will blow your mind up! Download it at The-Opus-Brochure-Interactive-optimized.pdf.
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