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