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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.

City of Dreams Hotel Tower

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.

Cotai Development in Macau design by Zaha Hadid Architects

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.

City of Dreams Hotel Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

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.

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Development of the new hotel at City of Dreams commenced in 2013. The project is expected to open in early 2017.

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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 Hotel Tower

City of Dreams Macau image / information from Zaha Hadid Architects

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Location: Macau, South Coast of China

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City of Dreams Development

Initial Opening of City of Dreams
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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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