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City of Dreams Hotel Tower
Cotai Development, Macau, south coast of China, Asia – design by Zaha Hadid Architects
29 Mar 2014
City of Dreams Hotel
Initial Opening of City of Dreams
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the fifth hotel tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau.
With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the tower houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The hotel also includes a variety of meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa, and sky pool. Integrating extensive back of house areas and supporting ancillary facilities, the tower’s design resolves the many complex programs for the hotel within a single cohesive envelope.
The design combines dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms with innovative engineering and formal cohesion. The rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids which carve through the its centre of the tower, merging traditional architectural elements of roof, wall and ceiling to create a sculptural form that defines many of the hotel’s internal public spaces.
The tower’s exposed exoskeleton reinforces the dynamism of the design. Expressive and powerful, this external structure optimizes the interior layouts and envelops the building, further defining its formal composition and establishing relationships with the new Cotai strip.
Development of the new hotel at City of Dreams commenced in 2013. The project is expected to open in early 2017.
City of Dreams Macau – Building Information
Project: City of Dreams Hotel Tower
Location: Cotai, Macau
Date: 2013 – 17
Client: Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
Status: Under Construction
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher
Project Directors: Viviana Muscettola, Michele Pasca di Magliano
Facade Director: Paolo Matteuzzi
Project Architects: Maria Loreto Flores, Clara Martins, Michele Salvi
Project Team: Pierandrea Angius, Luis Miguel Samanez, Massimo Napoleoni, Bianca Cheung, Miron Mutyaba
Milind Khade, Stefano Lacopini Davide, Del Giudice Luciano, Letteriello Cyril Manyara, Alvin Triestanto, Muhammed Shameel, Goswin Rothentha, Santiago Fernandez-Achury
Concept Team: Viviana Muscettola, Tiago Correia, Clara Martins, Loreto Flores, Victor Orive, Danilo Arsic, Ines Fontoura, Fabiano Costinanza, Rafael Gonzalez, Muhammed Shameel
Executive Architect: L&O, Hong Kong
Local Architect: CAA, Macau
Structural Engineering: Buro Happold, London/ Hong Kong
M&E Engineering: JRP, Hong Kong; Buro Happold, London (Concept)
Facade Engineering: Buro Happold, Hong Kong
Interior Designer: Remedios Studio, Long Beach CA
Gaming Designer: Friedmutter Group, Las Vegas NV
Quantity Surveyor: WTP, Hong Kong
Lighting Design: Isometrix, London/ Hong Kong
Fire Engineering: Ove Arup, Hong Kong
Acoustic Consultant: Shen Milson & Wilke, Hong Kong
Trafﬁc Engineer: MVA, Hong Kong
Building Contractor: Dragages, Hong Kong
Size: 150,000 sqm
Height: 40 ﬂoors
Program: Approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas ; Meeting and event facilities, casino, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa and sky pool
City of Dreams Macau image / information from Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architect, UK
Location: Macau, South Coast of China
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City of Dreams Development
Initial Opening of City of Dreams
Design: Leigh & Orange
City of Dreams
City of Dreams is a brainchild of Lawrence Ho back in 5 years ago, an integrated entertainment resort is set to become the “must experience” destination in Macau. Developed by Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, an entertainment company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MPEL), held its official grand opening ceremony in June 2009. Leigh & Orange is proud to have performed as the Executive Architect of City of Dreams.
City of Dreams sets a new standard of gaming and entertainment experience in Asia. The quality of guest experience makes up the distinguishing features of the development with the design appealing to a wide variety of patrons.
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