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The Opus

Zaha Hadid’s Opus by Omniyat, located in Dubai Business Bay, is under construction. The project consists of two 20 story towers connected by a bridge, with the inner facades forming a seamless fluid glass surface, resembling melted ice. Following Agnes’s involvement at design stage, we have finalized the system design, materials, technologies used, developed system integrated external lighting, addressed changes to the geometry. We also review the contractor’s design, attend design workshops, performance testing, carry out site inspections. The project utilizes single curved and double curved glass panels, installed in skylight systems, wall systems and soffit systems, in perfect transformation, interfacing with the external flat facades. Undoubtedly one of the most challenging project in the region, we are using advanced 3D computing technology and building on our earlier experience and research work in freeform glazing methods to deliver this project.

Recent site photos:
January 2016 – external envelope almost completed, erection of steel bridge commences
opus steelwork
March 2016 – primary steelwork and secondary steelwork for atrium roof
opus steelwork

A local newspaper, Emirates 24/7 also published an article on The Opus, read here.

Developer: Omniyat
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects, London
KF Team: Agnes Koltay, Guillermo Fernandez

The Opus

Location

Dubai, UAE