Omniyat launches Dh1.71b project

DUBAI — Omniyat Properties, the property development arm of Omniyat Holdings, has announced the launching of 'The Opus', a Dh1.71 billion ($465 million) commercial tower in Dubai's Business Bay, at the British Museum in London, the company said in a statement.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 27 May 2007, 8:39 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:37 PM

Set for completion in the last-quarter of 2009, Opus is designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid and promises to "fuse visionary aesthetics, architecture and art to create a unique world-first structure set to change conventional thought about structural development methods".

The statement said Omniyat Properties' projects valued at over Dh2.7 billion are set to increase to Dh10 billion by end-2007.

It also said that Opus would house freehold offices in three separate towers with triple A-class rating, 87 per cent space efficiency. "The revolutionary concept in offices will change the way people look at their organisation," it said.

It added that the glass facade would have reflexive fritting patters in order to reduce the solar gains inside the building, which has a fluid-form void in the middle. "The structure has been designed to be a stand-alone work of art, but also pays equal attention to utility in order to create a productive working environment," said Hadid, the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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