Macau’s City of Dreams Hotel by Zaha Hadid
Universally revered architect Zaha Hadid will be making her own contribution to Macau’s bustling “City of Dreams” project with a new hotel tower to accompany the four that already exist on the property. Marked by a beautiful sculptural design with an exposed exoskeleton, the 40-story monolithic structure will boast 150,000 square-meters of floor space, approximately 780 guest rooms (including sprawling suites and sky villas), and a variety of gaming rooms, atriums, and restaurants to go along with both a spa and sky pool. Reinforcing the dynamism of the design, the building’s exoskeleton optimizes the hotel’s interior layout by reducing internal structural requirements while also allowing for neatly-integrated entrances and exits. Hadid’s “City of Dreams” hotel tower is on track for completion in 2017.