Photographer Aldo Amoretti captures Zaha Hadid’s Opus tower taking shape in Dubai

Photographer Aldo Amoretti has captured new images of Zaha Hadid Architects’ long-awaited The Opus tower, located in Dubai’s Business Bay.

Developed by Omniyat, the mixed-use building will include residential and office units as well as the ME by Melia hotel.

The photographs depict the scale of the project, as well as highlighting its central invisible core, ‘the Void’, which gives the building its distinct shape as well as allowing every space of the building to have a view.

“The void is covered by 4500 uniquely designed pieces of glass and LED lights that will become the pulsating heart of the area, especially when it gets dark. With the void we also have the bridge, which consists of three floors of serviced apartments, also designed by Zaha Hadid,” Mohammed Hmeid, director of sales and marketing at Omniyat, told designMENA.

The hotel consists of 250,000 square feet of entertainment zones and 78,000 square feet of F&B outlets,with a total of 12 F&B units.

The building will also include a permanent Zaha Hadid memorial and gallery.

Fit out of the hotel and the F&B outlets is currently taking place, which is scheduled to take around 12 months to complete.

According to Omniyat,the opening of the building is scheduled for September 2018.

Earlier this year, Dubai-based interior design firm Bishop Design LLC revealed details of one of the dining venues at the ME by Melia hotel, which comprises of a an adaptable and versatile experience, transforming from a daytime breakfast venue, to lunch and high tea, through to a night time lounge setting.


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