MGM Cotai invokes the glitz of jewellery in its new facade design
MGM China Holdings Limited has released facade design of its next planned venture in Cotai, China’s answer to Las Vegas. Cotai is a strip of reclaimed land in the Seac Pai Bay and is zoned completely for hotels and casinos, and was created with the specific intention of providing the densely populated neighbouring island of Macau with a new tourism and gambling area. MGM already has a hotel in Macau, the design of which is similar in aesthetic to the new development slated for opening in Cotai in 2017.
The design of this new 1400 key hotel in Cotai is heavily influenced by local and native designs and customs, and the facade design is intended to emulate Chinese jewelry boxes. Jim Murren from the MGM group says, “MGM Cotai is already emerging as an architectural icon and the talented designers who have helped us create it are making a great contribution to Macau. Our Company is synonymous with entertainment and the resort’s diverse offerings and design elements, like treasured jewels in a jewellery box, complement each other yet follow a central concept of class, quality, and excitement, creating extraordinary experiences for our guests.”
Spread over 4,000,000ft2, the new hotel and casino has the appearance of staggered, glittering cubes stacked on top of each other, echoing the sparkling facade of its sister hotel in Macau. The shiny cladding of the boxes ranges in colour from silver to gold to bronze interspersed with glazed links, lending it an iconic visual identity. At night the containers will be illuminated by over 60,000 LED fixtures which give a shimmering effect, creating a stunning spectacle on the island’s skyline.
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