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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, 150,000-square-foot space 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 will include will include event facilities, gaming rooms, restaurants, a spa, and a sky pool.
Construction began last year and is set to be completed in 2017, according to Dezeen.
Take a look at the newly-released renderings: