First look: Zaha Hadid reveals design for dreamy sculptural hotel

Hadid's design, which will become the fifth hotel tower in the City of Dreams entertainment hub in Macau, features a latticed exoskeleton enveloping the building's exterior.  

April 09, 2014 |

Zaha Hadid Architects and Melco Crown Entertainment have unveiled the design for a 780-room hotel to be built on Melco's flagship property, City of Dreams. Located in Catai, Macau, City of Dreams is a recreational hub that includes hotels, restaurants, and live entertainment.

Hadid's design, which will become the fifth hotel tower on the property, features a latticed exoskeleton enveloping the building's exterior. The 40-floor tower is envisioned as a monolith with voids carved throughout. 

"The tower’s exposed exoskeleton reinforces the dynamism of the design," the architects said in a press release. "Expressive and powerful, this external structure optimizes the interior layouts and envelops the building, further de?ning its formal composition and establishing relationships with the new Cotai strip."

Traditional elements of architecture are merged in the roof, walls, and ceiling in order to create a unified sculptural theme that defines the building's public spaces. These include event facilities, gaming rooms, restaurants, a spa, and a sky pool.  

The hotel is set to be completed in 2017, according to Dezeen

Take a look at the newly-released renderings:

 

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