Tourism and the gaming industry are vital to Macau’s growth but the city and its people suffer when lands are continuously given away to casino operators for future developments – casino complexes. The situation leads to social and economic drawbacks as leisure space for local inhabitants are being forfeited for the city’s development.
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.
Awards & Publication
Within 1 month from the submission deadline, 36 shortlisted entrieswould be announced for the Public Vote. All 36 shortlisted entries would be considered for publications.
Entries with the top 3 most votes would receive the People’s Choice Award and each awarded with the monetary prize of €200.
From the shortlisted entries, 12 Finalists & 3 Winners would be selected by the jurors of this competition. Winners would be each awarded with the monetary prize of €1000.