Morpheus @CityOfDreamsMacau was shortlisted for the @AIA.UK ‘Excellence in Design’ Awards 2019 that recognise work of the highest standards by architects, industrial designers, urban planners, landscape architects and interior designers based in Britain.
Brilliant image #reposted from @mattia__santi
Morpheus was designed as a vertical extrusion of the existing abandoned foundations on the site for a tower that did not progress; using this rectangular footprint to define a 40-storey building of two internal vertical circulation cores at podium and roof levels where the many guest amenities were required. Three horizontal vortices generate the voids through the central atrium and define the hotel’s spectacular interior public spaces. In-between these voids, a series of bridges create unique spaces for the restaurants, bars and guest lounges.
Working with @BuroHappoldEngineering, #ZahaHadid Architects designed the building’s structure to optimise the hotel’s interiors. The world’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton, its rich pattern of structural members at lower levels progresses upwards to a less dense grid of lighter members at its summit.
Viviana Muscettola, ZHA's project director said, "The expertise of all members of the Morpheus team has created new possibilities for architecture. The comprehensive parametric model combined all of the hotel's aesthetic, structural and fabrication requirements and will radically change how our built environment is planned and constructed.” . #Macau#Macao#architecture#zahahadidarchitects