Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has released images of Zaha Hadid-designed The Opus building in Dubai, which is nearing its opening date.
The mixed-use building, which consists of two co-joining towers that form an irregular void at its centre, features office spaces, residences, and the ME by Melia Dubai hotel - which is currently undergoing fit-out works. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2020.
Both the architecture and interior design was designed by the late Iraqi-born Hadid, featuring interiors that comprise of sculptural balconies and glass balls hanging from the double-height atrium space in the lobby area.
The hotel consists of 250,000 square feet of entertainment zones and 78,000 square feet of F&B outlets, with a total of 12 F&B units.
The design for the building was first unveiled in 2007, with a completion date set for 2018.
The Opus’ signature design elements includes ‘the Void’, which gives the building its distinct shape as well as allowing every space of the building to have a view.
The void is covered by 4500 uniquely designed pieces of glass and LED lights that will become the pulsating heart of the area, especially when it gets dark.