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Viviana Muscettola, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, to speak at AIA Hong Kong Advanced Technology Lecture Series City of Dreams: From Design to Production

The AIA HK Advanced Technology series will feature several speakers on Zaha Hadid Architects’ City of Dreams Hotel Tower in Macau.  The building and façade systems will be presented from three perspectives: that of the architect, the engineer and the façade production consultant.

This event will offer an opportunity to hear about the role of advanced computational technology from design to analysis to fabrication and construction.  Project leaders from Zaha Hadid Architects, Buro Happold and Front Inc. will present their strategies for undertaking this remarkable project, due to open in 2017.

The design combines dramatic public spaces and generously sized 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 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. The tower’s exoskeleton reinforces the dynamism of the design. Expressive and powerful, the external structure optimises the interior layouts and envelops the building, further defining its formal composition and establishing relationships with the new Cotai Strip.

Melco Crown Entertainment is the developer and owner of the fifth hotel tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau.  With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square metres, 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. Including extensive back of house areas and supporting ancillary facilities, the tower’s design resolves the hotel’s many complex programs within a single cohesive envelope.


AIA Hong Kong website link to lecture details