If you ever wondered when we will see all those impossible buildings and futuristic architecture from the movies in real life, this article might have answer to your question. And of course, Zaha Hadid Architects are involved.

I don’t think I have to introduce Zaha Hadid Architects to you at all. Almost everyone knows about this famous modern architecture firm, their star architect Zaha Hadid and their futuristic projects. But, I will introduce you to their latest project, City of Dreams Hotel Tower, soon to be built as the fifth tower in the City of Dreams complex built in Cotai, Macau.

City of Dreams is Asia’s well known gaming and entertainment resort developed and built by the Melco Crown Entertainment. Let’s just say Grand Hyatt, Hard Rock Hotel and Crown Hotels are some of the “residents” in the complex. And now Zaha’s futuristic hotel tower will join them. Construction has already started and tower is expected to be open in early 2017.

“With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the tower houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The hotel also includes a variety of meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa, and sky pool. Integrating extensive back of house areas and supporting ancillary facilities, the tower’s design resolves the many complex programs for the hotel within a single cohesive envelope.” – Zaha Hadid Architects

Tower’s design is the thing that attracted my attention in the first place. I expected crazy shapes and creative mess when I heard Zaha Hadid Architects designed it, but their futuristic architecture still manages to surprise me. Brilliant engineering and structural facade created an opportunity to literally put a hole in the tower and then connect two parts with the sky bridges. I can only imagine how impressive this will look from inside.

What do you think? Is this design good enough to be called futuristic architecture?

All photos © Zaha Hadid Architects

New futuristic hotel tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

Entrance of the new futuristic building by Zaha Hadid Architects

Futuristic architecture by Zaha Hadid Architects

Lobby interior of the new building by Zaha Hadid Architects

Futuristic lobby design by Zaha Hadid Architects

Modern sky bridge design by Zaha Hadid Architects