Sunday, June 8, 2014

Teams from Zaha Hadid Architects and Omniyat hail onsite progress of ‘The Opus’ iconic project

Teams from Zaha Hadid Architects and Omniyat hail onsite progress of ‘The Opus’ iconic project

Construction activity at fast pace on the structure that is set to be an imposing landmark on Dubai's skyline

Dubai, UAE, 8 June 2014: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), the leading architectural firm headed by renowned Arab architect Dame Zaha Hadid, and Omniyat, Middle East’s leading developer, have hailed the remarkable progress made in the construction of ‘The Opus’ iconic project after a joint site visit.

The construction site has more than 1000 workers engaged in frenetic activity to complete the project on schedule. The mixed use development has a built-up area of almost 2 million sq. ft., including an area of 250,000 sq. ft. dedicated to entertainment and fine dining.

Mahdi Amjad, Omniyat's Executive Chairman and CEO said: “We are delighted with the construction work at The Opus, especially with the building façade starting to take its spectacular shape in Burj Khalifa district.”

Omniyat expects the construction to progress at a faster pace over the coming months, with Brookfield Multiplex, the contracting company, working to complete one floor per week. The structure of the Opus is due to be completed by October 2014.

Amjad pointed out: “The manufacturing of the complex curved glass façade mock-up is also underway. When completed, the façade promises to be the most outstanding and eye-catching among all buildings in Dubai.”

The Zaha Hadid designed interiors are being further mocked up within the building and fine-tuned to ensure the Opus delivers an exceptional experience.

The joint site visit comes on the heels of the unveiling of the interiors of the ME by Melia hotel, which forms part of The Opus. The artistic touches of Zaha Hadid in the interiors are said to be another feature in the cap of The Opus.

The Opus will be a one-of-its-kind destination, envisioned and brought to life through a strong collaboration between Omniyat, ZHA and ME by Melia. The 95-metre high structure will be a symbol of outstanding design marked by a futuristic look and unsurpassed originality.

Located in one of the most coveted locations in Dubai, The Opus unfolds an incomparable experience through stylish interiors and artistic touches in every corner. It embodies the ultimate urban lifestyle and in terms of luxury, service and privacy.

ZHA and Omniyat teams were pleased with the progress of The Opus. Both companies expressed satisfaction over the pace of construction on site.

Amjad added: “We are delighted with this site visit. The progress demonstrates that we are working with ‘best-in-class’ designers, consultants and builders, along with some of the world’s best known and most respected architects, specialty consultants and contractors.”

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