The Opus
Dubai United Arab Emirates
Height 93 m / 305 ft
Floors 21
Official Name

The current legal building name.

The Opus
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

ME by Melia
Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2017
Country

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code
112541
Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

serviced apartments / hotel / office
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

composite
Official Website
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
93 m / 305 ft
To Tip
93 m / 305 ft
Occupied
86 m / 282 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

21
Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

5
# of Apartments

Number of Apartments refers to the total number of residential units (including both rental units and condominiums) contained within a particular building.

60
# of Hotel Rooms

Number of Hotel Rooms refers to the total number of hotel rooms contained within a particular building.

93
Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

84,345 m² / 907,882 ft²
Construction Schedule
2007

Proposed

2017

Completed

Owner/Developer
Omniyat Middle East Real Estate Developments LLC
Architect
Brewer Smith & Brewer Gulf
Structural Engineer
Brewer Smith & Brewer Gulf
MEP Engineer
Clarke Samadhin Associates

BIM

Commissioning

Fire

Design Confidence; Ramboll Group

Interiors

Hirsch Bedner Associates; Zaha Hadid Architects

Lighting

DPA Lighting Consultants; Illuminate Lighting Design

Quantity Surveyor

HQS

Security

Control Risks

Traffic

Al Turath Engineering Consultants

Aluminium

Alu Nasa

Steel

Al Nasr Contracting Co.

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building under 100 meters 2019 Award of Excellence

2019 CTBUH Awards

CTBUH Initiatives

Research

25 April 2019

CTBUH

This year, CTBUH has vastly expanded its Awards program to consider the Best Tall Building category through several classes of height, rather than geographic regions,...

About The Opus

Structure: Two concrete tower blocks, connected by steel bridge with composite slabs, and steel atrium roof Flat facades: Fully glazed unitized curtain walling, glass with mirror pattern. Typical unit module: 3.9 x 1.5 m Framing members are silver color. Void facades: Fully unitized curtain walling (walls) and cassette type system (soffits, skylights). Flat, single curved, double curved, cold bent glazing. Glass is blue tinted, laminated, performance coated. Framing members straight and curved, dark blue coated. Ground floor facades: GRP composite mullions. Bulkheads: the slab- CW interface at ceiling is provided by complex shaped GRP composite element External lighting: Programmable LED system integrated to joints at void area at approx. 1.5 x 1.95 m grid Maintenance and cleaning access: Rope access hooks and rails integrated

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building under 100 meters 2019 Award of Excellence

2019 CTBUH Awards

25 April 2019

CTBUH

This year, CTBUH has vastly expanded its Awards program to consider the Best Tall Building category through several classes of height, rather than geographic regions,...

5 December 2018

These projects will be represented at the CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, where they will compete in real time for winning distinctions in each category.