The debate is whether Macau can continue to be a liveable city with such deficit and lack in social spaces.
The competition challenges designers to bring back these spaces that once belonged to the locals, to create new social spaces and recover the lost connection between the city and its people.
We seek proposals and designs of an alternative form of social and entertainment architecture that diverges from the existing gambling culture.
Viviana Muscettola, Associate Director, Zaha Hadid, Architects, London
Michela Falcone, Senior Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects, London
Negar Moghtadaei, Founder & CEO, Tarkib Studio, Canada
Yashar Montazeri, Founder & CEO, Tarkib Studio, Canada
Zeth Ko, Senior Architect, Snøhetta, Hong Kong
William Tam, Founder & Principal, ARVA, Hong Kong
Nicola Campri, Founder & Partner, Fosbury Architecture, Italy
Giacomo Ardesio, Architect, OMA, and Founder & Partner, Fosbury Architecture, Italy
Macau – The Reclaimed City of Casinos
More than 80% of the Macau Government’s revenue is from Casino taxes alone. (2018 – first quarter 2019)
Two-thirds of Macau today was built on top of land obtained through reclamation.
City development favours Casinos complexes rather than social spaces.
Macau, predicted to be the richest city on Earth, has the financial resources for urban scale development.
The Macau New Urban Zone, an ongoing large-scale land reclamation project, is currently at the planning phase.
Having alternative forms of entertainment or social spaces would benefit both locals and tourists.
Theatre / Cultural & Art Centre / Sports Complex / Theme Park / Amusement Park / Carnival / etc.
A mixture of public entertainment facilities that could redefine the City of Casinos: A FUN PALACE
TitleOpen Call: macau [ morphosis ] WATERFRONT FUN PALACE
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
Submission Deadline25/09/2019 23:30
3 x WINNERS – [ €1000 EACH + PUBLICATIONS ]
9 x FINALISTS – [ PUBLICATIONS ]
3 x PEOPLE’S CHOICE (TOP 36) – [ €200 EACH + PUBLICATIONS ]
24 x HONOURABLE MENTION – [ PUBLICATIONS ]
Early Bird Entry: Students €50 | Architectural Designers €80 | Registered Architects and Practices €95 (Until 04 Aug 2019)
Standard Entry: Students €65 | Architectural Designers €95 | Registered Architects and Practices €110 (Until 04 Sept 2019)
Last Minute Entry: Students €80 | Architectural Designers €110 | Registered Architects and Practices €135 (Until 24 Sept 2019)
11th June 2019 Brief Launch
11th June - 4th Aug 2019 Early Bird Register
4th Aug - 4th Sept 2019 Standard
4th Sept - 24th Sept 2019 Last Minute
24th Sept 2019 Registration Deadline
25th Sept 2019 Submission Deadline
Oct 2019 Public Vote
Nov 2019 Announcement of Winners