City of Dreams Hotel Tower | Zaha Hadid Architects

Architects Zaha Hadid Architects

Location Cotai, Macau

Design Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher

Project Directors Viviana Muscettola, Michele Pasca di Magliano

Facade Director Paolo Matteuzzi

Project Architects Maria Loreto Flores, Clara Martins, Michele Salvi

Project Team Pierandrea 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 Team Viviana Muscettola, Tiago Correia, Clara Martins, Loreto Flores, Victor Orive, Danilo Arsic, Ines Fontoura, Fabiano Costinanza, Rafael Gonzalez, Muhammed Shameel

Developer Melco Crown Entertainment Limited

Consultants Executive Architec  L&O, Hong Kong

Local Architect CAA, Macau

Structural Engineering / Hong Kong

M&E Engineering JRP, Hong Kong; Buro Happold, London (Concept)

Facade Engineering Buro Happold, Hong Kong

Interior Designer Remedios Studio, Long Beach CA

Gaming Designer Friedmutter Group, Las Vegas NV

Quantity Surveyor WTP, Hong Kong

Lighting Design Isometrix, London/ Hong Kong

Fire Engineering Ove Arup, Hong Kong

Acoustic Consultant Shen Milson & Wilke, Hong Kong

Traffic Engineer MVA, Hong Kong

Building Contractor Dragages, Hong Kong

Area 150000.0 sqm

Project Year 2017

Photographs Zaha Hadid Architects; 2014 Melco Crown Entertainment Limited


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.

“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.”

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