Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a 40-story luxury hotel for Macau’s premier leisure and entertainment destination known as “City of Dreams.” Perceived as a single “sculptural element” united by an exposed exoskeleton mesh structure, the “simple volume” was extruded from its rectangular site as two towers connected at the podium and roof levels, with two organically-shaped bridges punctuating the tower’s center external void. This central void is then celebrated by a 40-meter tall, “grandiose atrium” that greets visitors as they enter the hotel.
Take a digital tour through the building and into the atrium via a newly released video, after the break...
"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," described ZHA in a press release.
Once complete in early 2017, the hotel will house a retail strip, gaming area and the atrium, which includes the main reception area, lobby bar, and a flexible installation space, on the ground floor, in addition to 780 hotel units, a casino floor, specialty restaurants, a “super lounge,” VIP gaming, top floor villas and a "sky pool."
DesignZaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher
Project DirectorsViviana Muscettola, Michele Pasca di Magliano
Facade DirectorPaolo Matteuzzi
Project ArchitectsMaria Loreto Flores, Clara Martins, Michele Salvi
Project TeamPierandrea Angius, Luis Miguel Samanez, Massimo Napoleoni, Bianca Cheung, Miron Mutyaba, Milind Khade, Stefano Lacopini Davide, Del Giudice Luciano, Letteriello Cyril Manyara, Alvin Triestanto, Muhammed Shameel, Goswin Rothenthal, Santiago Fernandez- Achury
Concept TeamViviana Muscettola, Tiago Correia, Clara Martins, Loreto Flores, Victor Orive, Danilo Arsic, Ines Fontoura, Fabiano Costinanza, Rafael Gonzalez, Muhammed Shameel
DeveloperMelco Crown Entertainment Limited
Consultants Executive ArchitectL&O, Hong Kong
Local ArchitectCAA, Macau
Structural Engineering/ Hong Kong
M&E EngineeringJRP, Hong Kong; Buro Happold, London (Concept)
Facade EngineeringBuro Happold, Hong Kong
Interior DesignerRemedios Studio, Long Beach CA
Gaming DesignerFriedmutter Group, Las Vegas NV
Quantity SurveyorWTP, Hong Kong
Lighting DesignIsometrix, London/ Hong Kong
Fire EngineeringOve Arup, Hong Kong
Acoustic ConsultantShen Milson & Wilke, Hong Kong
Traffic EngineerMVA, Hong Kong
Building ContractorDragages, Hong Kong
PhotographsZaha Hadid Architects; 2014 Melco Crown Entertainment Limited