Morpheus, a new flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau by Zaha Hadid Architects

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Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
ZHA Project directors.- Viviana Muscettola, Michele Pasca di Magliano ZHA Facade director.- Paolo Matteuzzi ZHA Project architects.- Michele Salvi, Bianca Cheung, Maria Loreto Flores, Clara Martins ZHA Project team.- Miron Mutyaba, Milind Khade, Pierandrea Angius, Massimo Napoleoni, Stefano Iacopini, Davide Del Giudice, Luciano Letteriello, Luis Migue Samanez, Cyril Manyara, Alvin Triestanto, Muhammed Shameel, Goswin Rothenthal, Santiago Fernandez-Achury, Vahid Eshraghi, Melika Aljukic ZHA Interior team.- Daniel Fiser, Thomas Sonder, Daniel Coley, Yooyeon Noh, Jinqi Huang, Mirta Bilos, Alexander Kuroda, Gaganjit Singh, Marina Martinez, Shajay Bhooshan, Henry Louth, Filippo Nassetti, David Reeves, Marko Gligorov, Neil Ridgen, Milica Pihler- Mirjanic, Grace Chung, Mario Mattia, Mariagrazia Lanza ZHA Concept team.- Viviana Muscettola, Tiago Correia, Clara Martins, Maria Loreto Flores, Victor Orive, Danilo Arsic, Ines Fontoura, Fabiano Costinanza, Rafael Gonzalez, Muhammed Shameel
Melco Resorts & Entertainment
Executive architect: Leigh & Orange, Hong Kong Local architect: CAA City Planning & Engineering Consultants, Macau Structural engineering: Buro Happold International, London/Hong Kong M&E engineering: J. Roger Preston Facade engineering: Buro Happold International, Hong Kong Third party reviewer: Rolf Jensen & Associates Other interior designer.- Remedios Studio, Hong Kong – Guestrooms, L01 VIP lobby, L03 Spa & Gym, L40 Pool deck and pool villas. Westar Architects International – L02 Gaming areas & Li Ying Restaurant, L42 Gaming Salons. Jouin Manku – L03 Alain Ducasse Restaurant. MC Design – L30 Executive Lounge. Leigh & Orange, Macau – BOH Areas Quantity surveyor: WT Partnership, Hong Kong Lighting design: Isometrix, London/Hong Kong Fire engineering: Arup, Hong Kong Acoustic consultant: Shen Milson & Wilke, Hong Kong Traffic engineer: MVA Hong Kong
Main contractor.- Dragages Macau, Hong Kong (a member of the Bouygues Construction Group) Facade contractors.- Jangho Curtain Wall Macau – Flat area glass system. HACELY Facade Engineering – Flat area Exoskeleton cladding. Kyotec Hong Kong – Freeform area glass and Exoskeleton cladding. Front, Hong Kong – Freeform Exoskeleton cladding design for Kyotec. Creative Lighting Asia Macau –Facade lighting Facade maintenance.- Flyservices Engineering, Italy Interior Contractors.- San Fong Seng Construction & Engineering – L00 car park area and BOH office. Pat Davie (Macau) – L01 Lobby and Porte Cochere and Atrium Feature Wall, L03 Restaurant ‘Alan Ducasse’. ICON Projects – L02 Gaming and Li Yi Lounge. San Fong Seng Construction & Engineering Co – L03 Spa. SunDart Engineering Services (Macau) - L05-L38 Guest Room Typical Floor, L21 Chinese Restaurant, L23 Art Gallery. Jangho – L01 Lounge Bar Pavillion. UAP – L21 and L30 dining pods . WoodMate (Macau) Company – L30 Executive Lounge, L40 Pool Deck and Pool Villa, L01 Retail Street. Woody Construction & Decoration Co – L41-42 Gaming Villa. OTIS Elevator Company (HK) – 12 no. Scenic Lift. EHY Construction & Engineering – Corewall GRG Cladding and GRG ceiling at L19/L29/L38
2012.- Zaha Hadid Architects’ appointed by Melco Resorts. 02/2013.- Decision for Exoskeleton outside facade line. 05/2013.- Design development of project begins. 11/2013.- Foundations: demolition started. 02/2014.- Foundations: bored piling started. 02/2014.- Design frozen and facade tendered 07/2014 Foundations: new pile caps started. 09/2014.- First above ground concrete core component. 11/2014.- First steel exoskeleton component installed. 2015.- Facade performance tests & visual mock-ups. 05/2015.- Exoskeleton cladding fabrication begins. 08/2015.- First curtain wall panel installed. 10/2015.- First Exoskeleton cladding panel installed. 01/2016.- Macro-window fabrication begins. 03/2016.- De-propping of temporary works begins. 05/2016.- First Macro-window installed. 10/2016.- Topping out ceremony. 09/2017.- Facade completed. 06/2018.- Morpheus opens
Area and mesures
Footprint.- 52m x 99m Height.- 160m Total GFA.- 147,860m2 Number of storeys.- 42 Height of Atrium lobby space.- 40m Number of keys.- 780 Hotel rooms per floor.- 28 to 36 Panoramic lifts.- 12 Services lifts.- 8 Stairs.- 4 Atrium sky bridges.- 2 Total glazed envelope area.- 43,388 m2 Freeform glazed envelope.- 14,300 m2 Total glass panels.- 24,577 Total Exoskeleton cladding area.- 57,000m2 Doubled-curved Exoskeleton cladding area.- 12,155 m2 (21%) Steel cleat connections for freeform Exoskeleton cladding.- 18,580 Freeform Exoskeleton cladding panel stiffeners.- 79,310 Freeform Exoskeleton cladding aluminium brackets.- 1,059,234 Unique freeform Exoskeleton cladding components.- 1,212,637 Unique freeform Exoskeleton cladding components.- 1,668,301 Freeform Exoskeleton cladding fasteners.- 5,135,563 Combined length of freeform Exoskeleton cladding extrusions.- 137,238m Structural steel tonnage.- 28,000 Volume of reinforced concrete.- 70,500m3


Zaha Hadid, (Bagdad, 31 October 1950 – Miami, 31 March 2016) founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered to be the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and is internationally known for both her theoretical and academic work.

Each of her dynamic and innovative projects builds on over thirty years of revolutionary exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design. Hadid’s interest lies in the rigorous interface between architecture, landscape and geology as her practice integrates natural topography and human-made systems, leading to experimentation with cutting-edge technologies. Such a process often results in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.

Education: Hadid studied architecture at the Architectural Association from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977.

Teaching: She became a partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, taught at the AA with OMA collaborators Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, and later led her own studio at the AA until 1987. Since then she has held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture, Chicago; guest professorships at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg; the Knolton School of Architecture, Ohio and the Masters Studio at Columbia University, New York. In addition, she was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and Commander of the British Empire, 2002. She is currently Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria and was the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Awards: Zaha Hadid’s work of the past 30 years was the subject of critically-acclaimed retrospective exhibitions at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2006, London’s Design Museum in 2007 and the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy in 2009. Her recently completed projects include the MAXXI Museum in Rome; which won the Stirling award in 2010. Hadid’s outstanding contribution to the architectural profession continues to be acknowledged by the most world’s most respected institutions. She received the prestigious ‘Praemium Imperiale’ from the Japan Art Association in 2009, and in 2010, the Stirling Prize – one of architecture’s highest accolades – from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Other recent awards include UNESCO naming Hadid as an ‘Artist for Peace’ at a ceremony in their Paris headquarters last year. Also in 2010, the Republic of France named Hadid as ‘Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ in recognition of her services to architecture, and TIME magazine included her in their 2010 list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’. This year’s ‘Time 100’ is divided into four categories: Leaders, Thinkers, Artists and Heroes – with Hadid ranking top of the Thinkers category.




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