Zaha Hadid Dubai Opera House and Culture Center

 - Jun 9, 2008
References: dezeen
A design from Zaha Hadid Architects for an opera house and cultural center in the Seven Pearls district of Dubai has been revealed.

Set to be built on an island in Dubai Creek connected to mainland Greater Dubai by a road, the landmark will accommodate an opera house, playhouse, arts gallery, performing arts school and themed hotel.

And as all thing Dubai, the facilities will be grand, with the opera house having a seating capacity of 2,500, the playhouse acoomodating 800, the arts gallery featuring 5000 square meters of exhibition space, and the hotel sporting 6 stars facilities.

Zaha Hadid Architects describe the project, "The proposal houses all of the facilities within a single striking structure. The gentle winding form evokes images of mountains or sand dunes. Rising out of the ground, this form is both a part of the landscape yet very much a distinct element in the skyline. The surrounding landscape forms build up to the main building."

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