Dubai Opera House and Cultural Centre Designed by Zaha Hadid

Dubai Opera House by Zaha Hadid

It’s very typical of Zaha Hadid’s designs: stream line, curved shape, and futuristic style. The Dubai Opera House, yet another Zaha Hadid’s great works that selected from a competition in 2006. Located on an island in Dubai Creek, this landmark mixing the opera house, playhouse, arts gallery, performing arts school and themed hotel.

Design Concept and Programme Organisation

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. These constitute open park spaces as well as ancillary functions such as the parking facilities and the monorail station, which are either tucked under or integrated into the andscape forms.

Dubai Opera House by Zaha Hadid