Starchitect Zaha Hadid is embarking on her first Dubai architectural project – a mixed-use building that appears to hover over the ground.

While the project may not boast the skyscraping heights to which Dubai is renowned, the 93-metre building is expected to become a landmark due to its distinctive aesthetic that sees a “fluid void” through the middle of the structure. “The Opus comprises two structures, conceived as a single cube eroded…