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The New, New Old Lisboa

MacauTripping reader alby sent us a ton of photos taken of about six different versions of the new, new version of the new old Hotel Lisboa. There's like 40 or so photos, so this is going to take a coupla posts to sort through everything. It's going to be an exciting weekend.

Overall, most of the designs incorporate at least one of the 'old' Sands-inspired circular hotel towers, some keep them intact (very cool) and some take the concept and run with it.

Possibly the best thing about looking at all of these is how many of the versions - just like the original - are 'inspired' by existing casino landmarks. There's a Caesars Palace, at least two that ape City of Dreams, a geometric take on New York-New York, and more than one that tie in with the Grand Lisboa next door.

A few of them are... well... just plain weird.

It appears that these photos were posted on a forum somewhere, which I would happily link to, but I can't make out the url in the watermark. If you're the owner of these photos, please contact us so we can properly credit your work.

I'm going to start posting these shortly along with a little analysis of each. Stay tuned.


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I was able to find this

The Lisboa Hotel - one of the most famous landmark in Macau, was announced to redevelop once earlier this year. There was an international architectural design competition launched by SJM to select a new design and replace with the Lisboa Hotel. Six architectural companies with a total of twelve redevelopment project proposals since were selected on the first round. Architects will present their proposals and only three will select to move on to the next round of the redevelopment plan on the 4th August.

The objective and the idea of this redevelopment project is to produce a design landmark that represents SJM and the energetic, innovative character of Macau. The redevelopment project proposals will display to the public for five days until 3rd August (Opening Hours - 10:30am to 5:30pm) in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Lisboa.

The selected six architectural companies are :
* Progetto CMR (Italy)
* Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man Architects and Engineers (Hong Kong, same architect for the design of Grand Lisboa)
* Steelman Architecture Asia (USA, same architect for the design of the Venetian, the Sands and the Four Seasons)
* Leigh & Orange Limited (Hong Kong)
* Simon Kwan & Associates Limited (Hong Kong)
* Paul Andreu Architect Paris (France)

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Interesting photos. I like the onion thing-y. Keeps the original tower intact.

What I wonder is how much the construction will effect the Grand Lisboa. Space and traffic there is pretty tight. Not just the side with the Grand, but the back street is tiny and the other side a major traffic artery.

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