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The Opus in Dubai

The Opus in Dubai

The Opus in Dubai by Zaha Hadid Architects, a mixed-use building formed of conjoined towers with a irregular void in the middle, is almost ready to open.

The Opus will be Dubai’s is the only building which has both the interior and exterior designed by the late Zaha Hadid, the world’s first woman-architect who was awarded the Pritzker Prize. Even before official opening the building has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2019 within the ‘completed buildings – mixed use’ category. 

Like a majority of buildings designed by Zaha Hadid, the Opus features an unusual sculptural shape that embodies a vivid memorable image. It would seem difficult to impress the inhabitants of Dubai with architectural delights, but the Opus will certainly make its way through the iconic towers of the city. Due to the narrowed ground floor, the massive volume seems as if soaring in the air. Two glazed adjacent 100-metre-high towers form a cube shape, with a curving eight-storey void that appears as if it has been carved from its centre. These towers are connected by a four-storey atrium ground level and an asymmetric sky-bridge that is 38-metres wide and three storeys tall, suspended 71 metres from the ground.

The complex developed by Omniyat Properties will also comprise housing, entertainment facilities, 12 restaurants and a rooftop bar, as well as office spaces.

The Opus will be located near the Burj Khalifa, the 828-metre-high supertall skyscraper designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill that remains unchallenged for the title of the world’s tallest building.

Zaha Hadid Architects