First look: Zaha Hadid reveals designs for dreamy sculptural hotel - CORRECTED

Traditional elements of architecture are merged in the roof, walls and ceiling in order to create a unified sculptural theme

April 15, 2014 |

Editor's note: We re-posted this article after a technical glitch prevented readers from viewing the original version. We apologize for the error. 

 

 

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:

 

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