Incredibly, Hadid's new complex - which will house a music auditorium, concert hall, opera house and two theatres - is merely the tip of an astonishing architectural iceberg proposed for the 270ha plot.
It is understood that a world-famous, but as yet unnamed, architect is also expected to draw up plans for a new Sheikh Zayed National Museum.
Hadid's 62m-tall centre will boast a combined seating capacity of around 6,300 and may become home to a new Academy of Performing Arts.
Describing the design of the centre, Hadid explained that the building's sculptural form 'emerges from a linear intersection of pedestrian paths within the cultural district, gradually developing into a growing organism that sprouts a network of successive branches.'
She added: 'As it winds through the site, the architecture increases in complexity, building up height and depth and achieving multiple summits in the bodies housing the performance spaces, which spring from the structure like fruits on a vine and face westward, toward the water.'