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The Opus Dubai

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24 May 2007

The Opus

The Opus, Dubai building – info from Zaha Hadid Architects:

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The Opus Dubai

On 22 May, 2007, Omniyat Properties and Zaha Hadid Architects revealed the Opus, a mixed-use commercial and retail development located in the Business Bay district of Dubai.

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The Opus is a fluid, spatial building that refutes traditional definiteions of office functionality. Constructed of three separate towers the building will appear as a singular unified whole, that hovers from the ground, with a distinctive free form void. The interiors of which will be clad with a fully engineered curved glass curtain wall to allow for eye-catching views into the void. Reflexive fritting patterns in the form of pixilated striations will be applied onto the glass facade to provide a degree of reflectivity and materiality to the cube while assisting in the reduction of solar gains inside the building.

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Location: Dubai

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A single cube eroded by a free-form void:

A mas­ter­work of design whose reper­toire grav­i­tates towards inter­con­nect­ed­ness and orig­i­nal­ity, The Opus com­prises two struc­tures that form a sin­gle cube which appears to ‘hover’ above the ground, eroded by a fluid void.

The art of the void:

The Opus cap­tures the void dur­ing the day and illu­mi­nates it at night bring­ing to life the dis­tinct char­ac­ter of the build­ing. The pecu­liar, reflec­tive façade of the void is the cen­tre­piece of archi­tec­tural cre­ativ­ity and cul­tural art form that defines the Opus.

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