• Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Renovation
  • Company/Firm
    Bishop Design By Paul Bishop
  • Lead Designer
    Paul Bishop, Bishop Design by Paul Bishop
  • Other Designer(s)
    Dylan Adams, Bishop Design by Paul Bishop
  • Location
    Business Bay, Dubai, UAE
  • Project Date
    November 2020
  • Architect
    Zaha Hadid
  • Interior Designer
    Bishop Design by Paul Bishop
  • Hospitality
    ME Dubai
  • Developer
  • Project Link

Emerging from the ME by Melia Hotel, as part of the Opus Building created by the late and honorable Zaha Hadid, resides a garden paradise called Deseo.

Upon our initial encounter with the site, we were faced with a concrete slab of a space which was void of any identity – a pool accompanied by a finite number of undressed seating arrangements, a couple of cabanas, and some stranded planters. Put simply, this wasn’t something that was worthy of being associated with the Opus Tower.

It was our job to create a versatile spatial dynamic which could operate as both a day and night time setting. Predominately taking our inspirations from Tulum in Mexico; fabrics, texture and colour became paramount in our conceptualization, much like the way that the space would morph throughout the day. This was not just a matter of creating a pool deck, moreover a desirable destination that would complement the Hadid legacy.

Ultimately what has been achieved is a glamorous deck and now one of the most vibrant hotel pools in the city. It has been a successful response to the brief and an intelligent orchestration of varying elements to create something truly unique.

Bishop Design by Paul Bishop is an international multi-award winning interior design firm based in Dubai and Miami. Founded by Paul Bishop in 2004, our talented team of professionals have created ground-breaking interiors across the region and on a global scale. An excellent portfolio of Commercial, Hospitality, Retail and Residential projects have been secured through recommendation, referral and repeat business – a true endorsement of the company’s abilities. The success is mainly owed to the dedication and personal touch that we apply to each and every project executed.

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We have been recognized and responsible for a vast number of design projects across the globe. To date, we have designed over five hundred projects internationally in all fields of the design industry with a focus on F&B and hospitality design, in addition to over 122 regional and international design award accolades, including being named the interior designer of the year 2018, 2020, and in 2021 together with the interior design firm of the year.