Step aside Las Vegas, Macau is now the world’s gambling mecca
With more floor space than four Empire State Buildings, the planet’s largest casino and a vast leisure complex combining high-end restaurants, entertainment spaces and luxury retail, Macau’s Venetian is a thing of beauty.
The Venetian Hotel and Resort, Macau Project summary
Hsin Chong Construction Co., Aedas Architects, Levitt Bernstein, Arup
- Start date
- October 2004
- End date
- August 2007
Redefining leisure in spectacular fashion, we joined forces with well-established local firm, Hsin Chong Engineering to deliver the world's second largest building. Mixing their cultural know-how with Mace’s globetrotting dynamism, 20,000 workers delivered the project – divided into five zones – on time and on budget.
With the resort sat on the Cotai Strip – created by six million tonnes of sand dropped in the ocean with marine clay to enable construction. The development’s colossal scale meant meticulous planning was paramount, with non-stop training and attention to detail.
The result is a stunning casino and gaming halls equivalent to the size of 16 football pitches and a 3,000 bed hotel. Inside there is extensive retail, dining and entertainment spaces, a 15,000 seat sports arena and a convention centre with a 6,000 seat banqueting hall. Linking all of these together – waterways populated with singing gondoliers. The Venetian Macau opened in August 2007, to global acclaim.