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Progress details revealed for Zaha Hadid Opus tower

designMENA was invited by developers Omniyat to preview the building’s hotel lobby as well as viewing The Opus’ luxury residences, commercial office space, F&B and nightclub areas.

The tour showcased a  showroom floor layout including renderings of how the finished venues and amenities will look.

The Opus and ME by Melia Dubai preview

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“The Opus, scheduled for completion this summer, will be the next iconic building in Dubai’s cityscape, instantly recognisable for the organic void at its heart, and we have the late Dame Zaha Hadid to thank for its truly unique design,” said Mahdi Amjad, executive chairman and CEO at Omniyat.

The Opus and ME by Melia Dubai preview.

The handover for the commercial part of project will take place in July, after which work will commence on the fit out of the hotel and the F&B outlets which is scheduled to take around 12 months to complete.

The opening of the building is scheduled for September 2018, according to Mohammed Hmeid, director of sales and marketing at Omniyat.

The Opus and ME by Melia Dubai preview.

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 building will also include a permanent Zaha Hadid memorial and gallery.

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 Opus and ME by Melia Dubai preview.

“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. With the void we also have the bridge, which consists of three floors of serviced apartments, also designed by Zaha Hadid.

The Opus and ME by Melia Dubai preview.

“The bridge has been a challenge to design and complete but he hope that it’s going to provide a unique experience that no other building in Dubai can provide,” Hmeid told designMENA.

The offices are completed and will be handed over in July.

“Each part of the building will have its own arrival: there is a residential lobby, an offices lobby, and a hotel atrium as well. The offices are complete- the lobby and the corridors,” he added.

You can also view exterior images of the project with construction currently underway.