DATE : 13/07/09
NAME : admin

Finally the Persian Gulf region will get one of the rare things they don't have (yet) over there: it's own opera house! Crazy lady Zaha Hadid and her Pritzker Prize-winning architectural madness will create a cultural center in the middle of the newly created Lagoons District of Dubai.

The complex will accommodate an opera house with a 2500 seating capacity, an 800-seat playhouse, a 5000-square-meter (54000 sq ft) arts gallery, a performing arts school, and a '6 star' themed hotel on a purpose-built island in Dubai Creek. It is also said that it will feature two libraries, an outdoor theater, and a marina.

Hadid's team describe the project as:

"The proposal houses all of the facilities within a single striking structure. The gentle winding form evokes images of mountains or sand dunes. Rising out of the ground, this form is both a part of the landscape yet very much a distinct element in the skyline. The surrounding landscape forms build up to the main building."

This wacky new project twill be added to the immense array of what is today a pharaonic building site, also known as 'Dubai'.