Before her death in 2016, Zaha Hadid had multiple projects in the works. Among them was The Opus — home of the first ME by Melia hotel in the Middle East. The only building design by the Dame in Dubai, the free-form glass and steel structure is located in the city's Burj Khalifa district. It bears the architect's signature sculpted style, resembling a cube with its center carved out. The central void creates two, tower-like volumes connected by a three-story bridge. Along with the 100 rooms and 60 apartments for the hotel, the Opus will also offer 12 restaurants, a rooftop bar, and 56,000-square-feet of office space.
Photos: Laurian Ghinitoiu / Zaha Hadid Architects