Opus shortlisted for World Festival of Interiors 2021

The ME Dubai hotel within Opus in Dubai has been shortlisted
for World Festival of Interiors: Inside 2021, in the Hotel category.

World Festival of Interiors takes place alongside the
World Architecture Festival and is the globes largest festival and live
awards competition dedicated to design and architecture. 

Home to the new ME Dubai hotel, the Opus for Omniyat
was designed as two separate towers that coalesce into a singular whole—taking
the form of a cube. The cube has been ‘eroded’ in its centre, creating a
free-form void that is an important volume of the design in its own right. The
two halves of the building on either side of the void are linked by a four-storey
atrium at ground level and also connected by an asymmetric bridge 71 metres
above the ground.

The cube’s double-glazed insulating facades incorporate a UV
coating and a mirrored frit pattern to reduce solar gain, while the void is
created from 4,300 individual units of flat, single-curved or double-curved
glass. The high-efficiency glazing units are comprised of 8mm Low-E glass
(coated on the inside), a 16mm cavity between the panes and 2 layers of 6mm
clear glass with a 1.52mm PVB resin laminate.

During the day, the cube’s facade reflects the sky, the sun
and the surrounding city; whilst at night, the void is illuminated by a dynamic
light installation of individually controllable LEDs within each glass panel.

Furniture by Zaha Hadid Design is installed
throughout the hotel, and the hotel’s bedrooms incorporate the ‘Vitae’ bathroom
collection, designed by Hadid in 2015 for Porcelanosa, continuing her
fluid architectural language throughout the hotel’s interiors.

World Festival of Interiors shortlist

Photograph by Laurian Ghinitoiu

Source: zaha hadid

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