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City of Dreams Hotel Tower by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects designs a dramatic new tower in Cotai, Macau.

City of Dreams


BY Janice Seow

April 29th, 2014


City of Dreams

Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to design its fifth hotel tower in City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau.

City of Dreams

The design features dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms. A series of voids carve through the centre of the tower, merging traditional architectural elements of the roof, wall and ceiling to create a sculptural form that defines many of the hotel’s internal public spaces.

City of Dreams

The tower’s exposed exoskeleton reinforces the dynamism of the design. Expressive and powerful, this external structure optimises the interior layouts and envelops the building, further defining its formal composition and establishing relationships with the new Cotai strip.

City of Dreams

When completed, the tower will have 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square metres. It will house approximately 780 guest rooms, suites and sky villas. It will also include a variety of meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, a lobby atrium, restaurants, a spa and a sky pool.

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