Zaha Hadid Architects’ hotel tops out in Macau

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In Macau, southern China, a ceremony has been held to commemorate the topping out of Studio City Phase 2, a 250,000 sq m development designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA).

The art deco project, for developer Melco Resorts & Entertainment, will include two towers containing 900 rooms and suites, 21,000 sq m of shops and restaurants and 2,300 sq m of gaming space.

Studio City originally opened in 2015 and ZHA was appointed to design the extension in 2017.

Phase 2 will contain one of Asia’s largest indoor and outdoor water parks, a six-screen cineplex and conference and exhibition spaces.

The extension will have green features such as a triple graded facade to reduce solar glare, and gained a prize at the 2021 Breeam Awards.

David Sisk, Melco’s chief operating officer in Macau, said: “Since opening in 2015, Studio City has become a destination landmark in Macau with its unique entertainment theme and experience.

“The extension project will complement our existing offering of ‘next-generation’ world-class entertainment and further enhance the distinctive Studio City experience.”

Lawrence Ho, Melco Resorts & Entertainment chairman, said: “Studio City Phase 2 reaffirms our ongoing commitment to the city and contributes to reinforcing Macau’s non-gaming proposition in Asia and internationally. We are grateful for the support of the Central and Macau governments during the project construction.”

Studio City Phase 2 is due to be completed in December 2022.

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