Friday, September 21, 2012

12. Hotel & Casino Grand Lisboa, Macau


Completion date: 2008
Fast fact: The tower is inspired by the long plumes of a Brazilian girl’s headdress.

 A golden structure designed to combine the visual effects of crystals, fireworks and a Brazilian headdress. It isn’t particularly beautiful, but who needs beauty when what you're really after is piles of gamblers' cash? Everything linked with money can somehow be intertwined with superstitions in Macau. This, the tallest skyscraper in Macau (261 meters) was built to resemble a bottleneck to avoid the leaking of cash -– a suggestion given by a feng shui master. All the gold, crystals, fireworks and flowers are symbols of prosperity to guide the money home. In Macau, known as the Las Vegas of the East, the Hotel & Casino Grand Lisboa is the eminent icon of gaudy profits.


  1. Great architectural design, for sure, the budget used for that was so big. That building will surely be added to the most popular buildings in the world.
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  2. kinda lame the project got cancelled, but hey, you got more portfolio stuff now! :D really love the colors! book of ra online

  3. Macau is just a nice place to visit! Lots of stuff to do and experience! In my case though, I have visited hotels and casino in Atlantic city and they are very good too!