The Opus

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Height: Architectural 93 m / 305 ft
Height: Occupied 86 m / 282 ft
Height: To Tip 93 m / 305 ft
Floors Above Ground 21
Floors Below Ground 5
Tower GFA 84,345 m² / 907,882 ft²
# of Apartments 60
# of Hotel Rooms 93


Official Name The Opus
Other Names ME by Melia
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Al A`amal Street, Business Bay
Postal Code 112541
Building Function serviced apartments / hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2007
Completion 2017
Official Website The Opus

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Omniyat Middle East Real Estate Developments LLC
Design Zaha Hadid Architects
Architect of Record Brewer Smith & Brewer Gulf
Structural Engineer
Design BG&E
Engineer of Record Brewer Smith & Brewer Gulf
MEP Engineer
Design Clarke Samadhin Associates
Project Manager Gleeds
Main Contractor Multiplex
Other Consultant
• Commissioning AESG
Façade Alu Nasa; Ramboll Group; Koltay Façades
• 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
Material Supplier
• Aluminium Alu Nasa
• Steel Al Nasr Contracting Co.

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 Initiatives

CTBUH 2019 Award of Excellence Winners Announced
5 Dec 2018 – Awards Event

Research Papers

Best Tall Buildings 2019: Dominant Trends
Apr 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue II

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