Zaha Hadid designs biomorphic hotel for Macau

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Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a luxury hotel for Macau’s premier leisure and entertainment destination “City of Dreams”.

The 50-storey building forms a single sculptural element that is united by an exposed exoskeleton mesh structure. It was extruded from its rectangular site as two towers connected at the podium and roof levels, featuring two organically-shaped bridges that punctuate the tower’s centre external void. The central void is marked by a 40m atrium at greets visitors as they enter.

In a press release issues by ZHA, the architects said: “The tower’s exposed exoskeleton reinforces the dynamism of the design. Expressive and powerful, this external structure optimises the interior layouts and envelopes the building, further defining its formal composition and establishing relationships with this Cotai strup.”

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The hotel is set to feature a retail strip, gaming area and the atrium, including the main reception area, lobby area, and a flexible installation space. On the ground floor, in addition to the 780 hotel units, a casino floor, specialty restaurants, a “super lounge”, VIP gamping, top floor villas and a sky pool will be also present.

The project is aiming for completion by early 2017. 

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