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post updated 17 November 2021
Macau Architecture Designs – chronological list
Contemporary Architecture in Macau, alphabetical:
We aim to add more buildings in this East Asian country soon – submissions are welcome.
Location: Macau – Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
East Asian Architectural Developments
Contemporary Architecture in East Asia
Macau, also spelled Macao, is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong. Macau lies in southern China, on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, bordered by Guangdong Province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south.
The territory’s economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism, but also includes manufacturing.
A former Portuguese colony, Macau was administered by Portugal from the mid-16th century until late 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in Asia.
Portuguese traders first settled in the country in the 1550s. In 1557, Macau was rented to Portugal by the Chinese empire as a trading port. The Portuguese administered the city under Chinese authority and sovereignty until 1887, when Macau became a colony of the Portuguese empire. Sovereignty over Macau was transferred back to China on 20 December 1999. The country is allowed by law to operate with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer.
This east Asian country became the world’s biggest gambling centre in 2006.
Under the policy of “one country, two systems”, the PRC’s Central People’s Government is responsible for the territory’s defense and foreign affairs, while Macau maintains its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs policy, and immigration policy.
Contemporary Architecture in Macau
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
photography : Virgile Simon Bertrand
Asia’s most popular entertainment destination, Macau welcomed more than 32 million tourists in 2017, with visitor numbers increasing every year. Located in Cotai, Macau, City of Dreams is a leading integrated resort including casino, two theatres, shopping district, 20 restaurants and four hotels.
This index page is for architectural projects in this East Asia country on the e-architect website
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