Following in the footsteps of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, the award-winning architect Zaha Hadid has designed a 40-storey luxury hotel known as “City of Dreams” with an exposed exoskeleton in Macau, China.
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for property developer and casino specialist Melco crown Entertainment, the project marks the fifth hotel tower addition to the City of Dreams and will be located in Cotai. With a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the tower houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas The hotel also includes a variety of meeting and ancillary facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa, and sky pool.
The design combines public spaces and guest rooms with formal cohesion. The rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids that carve through the centre of the tower while the exposed exoskeleton mesh structure provides volume to the latticed structure. “The tower’s exposed exoskeleton reinforces the dynamism of the design. Expressive and powerful, this external structure optimizes the interior layouts and envelops the building, further deﬁning its formal composition and establishing relationships with the new Cotai strip,” the company said in a press release.
Development of the hotel commenced last year. The project is expected to open in the early 2017.
[Via – Dezeen]