Architect superstar Zaha Hadid has revealed plans for her first Dubai project – a building which appears to hover over the ground and dematerialise at night.

The 93m Opus Tower in Business Bay features a distinctive design that sees a gap, called the void, through the middle of the structure allowing views of the surrounding area from each side.

“The idea was to create curves and openings with a view to the city and landmark buildings that are adjacent,” Hadid explained.

“I wanted it to be a very large window to the city, this is where the idea of the void became a critical factor.”

It was first suggested in 2007, before the economic crash, with some proposals being exhibited at the British Museum but nothing further was heard until the designs were fully revealed. More info

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