the opus: dubai development will include zaha hadid memorial the opus: dubai development will include zaha hadid memorial
dec 30, 2016

the opus: dubai development will include zaha hadid memorial

 

‘the opus’, a major hotel and apartment building currently under construction in dubai, will include a memorial to its architect — the late zaha hadid. the project, which was fully unveiled in 2013, unites two 20-storey structures as a single cube with a void at its center. once complete, the building will offer a range of residences, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedroom triplex units.

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all images courtesy of omniyat / zaha hadid architects

 

 

serviced by ME hotel, ‘the opus’ will include a gymnasium, a spa, and a hotel lobby lounge alongside other restaurants and bars. as reported by the national, the development is now also set to include a permanent memorial to zaha hadid, although details are yet to be fully revealed. a rooftop lounge is also part of the scheme, which is currently nearing completion in dubai’s burj khalifa district.

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zaha hadid was also responsible for the project’s interiors

 

 

the opus is a tribute to hadid’s magnum opus,’ says omniyat, the developers behind the scheme. ‘we are honored that hadid chose the omniyat family for her foray into dubai. the opus was designed entirely by the icon herself, from exterior to interior, from start to finish, from concept to each unique detail.’

the opus zaha hadid
the hotel and apartments are expected to be ready for use within two years

 

 

construction was originally scheduled to complete in 2009, but was delayed as a result of economic slowdown and its complex design. it is believed that the official launch of the project is planned for early 2017, with the hotel and apartments ready for use within two years. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

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