The oddly-skinned structure by Zaha Hadid Architects, with its white elastic wrapping element, features a similar exterior narrative to the Beijing Olympics National Stadium (Bird’s Nest)
According to the architects, the external facade was not only designed to optimize the interior programming, but to aesthetically fit with Macau’s reworked Cotai strip
Spread out over 40 floors, the tower provides guests with an extensive array of amenities including; gaming rooms, sky pool, event spaces and spa
Set to open in 2017 the City of Dreams Hotel features a mix of 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas
Triangular shapes seem to multiply and proliferate in the hotel’s ceiling, forming what appears to be a shifting optical illusion
The rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids which carve through the center of the tower, merging traditional architectural elements
The 2008 Beijing Olympics provided China with the ideal platform to showcase highly elaborate, world-class architectural designs. Now with Zaha Hadid’s new City of Dreams project set to open in Macau in 2017, the country can add another unique architectural structure to its resume.
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