The Opus; a legacy by Zaha Hadid

Located within the Burj Khalifa district of Dubai, the Opus by Zaha Hadid Architects will house the first ‘ME by Melia (one of the world’s leading hoteliers)’ hotel in the Middle East. The five-star property will become somewhat of a legacy, as it is the only hotel in the world to have been fully designed both inside and out by the late architect, Zaha Hadid in 2007. 






The Opus is designed as two separate towers that coalesce into a singular whole— taking the form of a cube. The cube is then ‘carved’, creating a central void providing views to the exterior from the center of the building. The two towers are linked by a four-story atrium at ground level with a bridge connecting 71 meters above the ground. This three-story, asymmetric bridge is 38 meters wide. 










The Opus will house 12 restaurants as well as a rooftop bar and 5000 sq.m. of office space. Designs for the Opus' interiors, which were unveiled at the 2014 London Design Festival, include sculptural balconies, angular beds, and a sculpture of dangling glass balls in the lobby.

The Opus is set to open its doors in Dubai in February 2020.





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