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Zaha Hadid Architects Give Origin to Twisting Geometric Hotel in MacauMonday 9 July 2018
Zaha Hadid Architects Give Origin to Twisting Geometric Hotel in Macau ⇒ The Morpheus Hotel opened its doors just last month in the autonomous region of Macau. Its original, twisted and geometric structure was the work of one of the best architecture firms of our time, Zaha Hadid Architects, who were commissioned by the Melcos Resort & Entertainment to design the marvellous luxury hotel. The group of architects describe the Morpheus Hotel as “the world first free-form high-rise exoskeleton”. Now, CovetED will explore the extraordinary and out-of-this-world features of the hotel, so take a look.
“Morpheus combines its optimal arrangement with structural integrity and sculptural form. The design is intriguing as it makes no reference to traditional architectural typologies,” explained Viviana Muscettola, project director of Zaha Hadid Architects, as she adds, “Macau’s buildings have previously referenced architecture styles from around the world. Morpheus has evolved from its unique environment and site conditions as a new architecture, expressly of this city.”
The 40-storey building was first imagined in 2012 by ZHA. It is formed by two circulation cores that connect at the base through a podium. Taking the shape of windows are voids carved into rectangular blocks, which provides mesmerizing views of the city. Its structure features fluid forms due to the use of hard minerals and traditional Chinese jade carving techniques.
The rippling in the building’s shape caused by the three holes in the glazing connecting the north and south facades also creates unique spaces within the building. The luxury hotel also presents twelve glass elevators which offer panoramic views of the sculpted interiors of Morpheus. The hotel features an impressive total amount of 770 guest rooms, suites and sky villas.
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