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Animals transform themselves through metamorphosis. What could the City of Casinos transform into?     

 

Design Synopsis

The unique setting of Macau, the City of Casinos, has provided an abundance of resources and opportunities. However, can Macau continue to be a liveable city for locals 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.

 

Macau – The Reclaimed City of Casinos

  • More than 80% of 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.

 

Opportunities 

  • 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 planning phase.

  • Having alternative forms of entertainment or social spaces would benefit both locals and tourists.

 

Potential Typologies

  • 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

CASE STUDY: EXTERNAL RESOURCES –

[History: Fun Palace, Cedric Price]   [Organisation: Fun Palaces, UK]

 

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Jury Panel

 

Viviana muscettola

Viviana muscettola

Associate Director
Zaha Hadid Architects
London

Michela Falcone

Michela Falcone

Senior Architect
Zaha Hadid Architects
London

Negar Moghtadaei

Negar Moghtadaei

Founder & CEO
Tarkib Studio
Canada

Yashar montazeri

Yashar montazeri

Founder & CEO
Tarkib Studio
Canada

Zeth Ko

Zeth Ko

Senior Architect
Snøhetta
Hong Kong
 
WILLIAM TAM

WILLIAM TAM

Founder and Principal
ARVA
Hong Kong

Nicola Campri

Nicola Campri

Partner
Fosbury Architecture
Italy
 
Giacomo Ardesio

Giacomo Ardesio

Partner | Architect
Fosbury Architecture | OMA
Italy
 

 

 

Submission Requirement

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  • There is no need to resolve the entire design in detail

  • There is no need to design and cover the entire given site footprint

  • The three drawings should be seen as three Snapshots with consistent drawing style

  • Three 300mm x 300mm drawings covering at least 2 different scales 

 

 


Awards & Publications for Top 36 Entries

 

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 ]

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Competition Entry

Designers (or procrastinators) are encouraged to sign up earlier to enjoy our discounts as the entry fee increases by €15 each phase

⚪⚪⚪  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 €125 (Until 24 Sept 2019)

Submission Deadline: 25 Sept 2019
 

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#mOOO1 Frequently Asked Questions

ARE THERE ANY SITE RESTRICTIONS?

mOOO1 is an idea competition; there are no restrictions on siting your interventions.

We encourage participants to be future-oriented and think about ways to create a positive influence on the context of your choice.

WHAT SCALE SHOULD I BE DESIGNING IN?

As an idea competition, we do not wish to talk about interventions in square meters.

We genuinely encourage participants to present their proposals in focused and specific ways. You can propose a network of pavilions, a single intervention or a megastructure. As long as the proposals are coherent and cover at least 2 different scales, we want to see them.

WHAT IS THE WINNING FACTOR IN A COMPETITION ENTRY?

In mOOO competitions, the Architectural design concepts and urban visions matter a lot more than the resolution of a design project.

Any designers with basic training and sufficient time could produce nice technical drawings but we want to promote young visionary architects with design talents instead of hardworking draftsmen. 

IS THERE A SITE-LEVEL MAP FOR SITE A, B & C?

All three sites provided are obtained through land reclamation. You should assume Site A, B & C to be all completely flat when designing. 

OTHER GENERAL QUESTIONS

For general competition F.A.Q.s regarding entries and submissions, please check our m1O1 page.