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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

City of Dreams Hotel Tower in Cotai, Macau by Zaha Hadid Architects

March 30th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the fifth hotel tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau.

North Elevation, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: City of Dreams Hotel Tower
  • Location: Cotai, Macau
  • Project Directors: Viviana Muscettola, Michele Pasca di, Magliano
  • Facade Director: Paolo Matteuzzi
  • Status: Under Construction
  • 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
  • Local Architect: CAA, Macau
  • Structural Engineering: Buro Happold, London/Hong Kong
  • Facade Engineering: Buro Happold, Hong Kong
  • Interior Designer: Remedios Studio, Long Beach CA

Facade Detail, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

With 40 floors and 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 event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa, and sky pool. Including extensive back of house areas and supporting ancillary facilities, the tower’s design resolves the many complex programs for the hotel within a single cohesive envelope.

Hotel Entrance, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

The design combines dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms with innovative engineering and formal cohesion. The rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids which carve through the its centre of the tower, merging traditional architectural elements of roof, wall and ceiling to create a sculptural form that defines many of the hotel’s internal public spaces.

Lobby Atrium, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

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.

Development of the new hotel at City of Dreams commenced in 2013. The project is expected to open in early 2017.

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

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