AIA Hong Kong Building Tour: Macau Tour – City of Dreams
Date(s) - 29/10/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
City of Dreams
City of Dreams
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Join AIA Hong Kong for a unique hard hat tour of the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed, fifth hotel tower at Macau’s City of Dreams.
With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the latest hotel at City of Dreams houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The design was conceived as a single “sculptural element” with two towers united by an exposed exoskeleton mesh structure. The effect is that the rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids that carve through the centre, merging traditional architectural elements of roof, wall and ceiling to create a sculptural form that defines many of the hotel’s internal public spaces. The exposed structure is not only sensuous and intriguing, but also contributes to the building’s lateral stability, thereby reducing the need for internal structure and optimising the interior layout.
James Marshall of Dragages will provide participants with an overview of the project. He will then lead the group on a preview of the building, which will explain the exoskeleton structure at various stages of construction.
Dress: Participants must bring their own site shoes. Hard hats and reflective vests will be provided on site; there is no supply of safety shoes on site.
08:30 – Meet at Shun Tak Ferry Pier
09:00 – 10:00 Ferry from Hong Kong to Cotai Macau Ferry Pier
10:30 – 11:00 Briefing on Site Visit / Project Background
11:00 – 12:00 Site Visit
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch in Macau (Optional)
14:00 – 15:00 Ferry from Cotai Macau back to Hong Kong
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This event is fully booked.
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