If you’re tired of renaissance or modern architecture in the United States and in Europe then you can’t help but be amazed at this out-of-this-world and space-like architecture designed for the Dubai Opera House. This is not really surprising considering how unique and amazing Dubai’s architecture is. This is the Middle East’s first ever cultural center and opera house and it will probably be as amazing as the Burj Dubai and its other real estate projects when it is finally realized.
However, you will have to content yourself looking at photos of the 2,500-capacity Zaha Hadid-designed opera house for now until the recession is over because the project has been put on hold due to the real estate crisis. Zaha Hadid is a woman architect and the first one to win the Pritzker Price. The project also includes a themed hotel, performing arts school, arts gallery comparable to New York’s Guggenheim Museum with the planned 5000m2 space and an 800-seater playhouse.
The project, which will be built in Dubai Creek island, will be connected to Greater Dubai with a road infrastructure. Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the project will reflect the growing emirate’s culture. If you’re curious about the design’s familiarity then wonder no more because it follows the form of sand dunes and mountains.