ZJA Reveals “Dune Landscape” for the Belgian Coast

Belgian municipality of Middelkerke is soon to become home to an iconic casino, the new architectural landmark along the Belgian coast. By integrating a casino into the landscape, creators intend to reinterpret the historical connection between the coastal town and the sea. Their plan is to use recycled materials and more efficient production processes. The new space will include a restaurant, event hall, and casino, placed behind transparent facades under the dune. The highest point of the ”dune landscape” will offer panoramic views of the North Sea and the sunset.

The winning proposal came from the Nautilus consortium, a collaboration between ZJA, an Amsterdam-based architecture firm, developer Ciril, and DEVLA (landscape architecture). Democo and Furnibo (constructors), executive architect Bureau Bouwtechniek, and OZ (casino and hotel design) are also part of the winning team. Their idea was selected as the best one, by the council of Middelkerke, in the Design & Build competition.

According to the mayor of Middelkerke, Jean-Marie Dedecker, the new project will enrich the Belgian coast, representing the character of the municipality. ”This project may mean the beginning of the renewal of Middelkerke’s town centre as an appealing place to live and visit.”, said the mayor.

Striking Casino Architecture Around the World

From Canada to South Africa, the most famous casinos from all over the world attract millions of visitors every year. Elegance, luxury and a wide range of gambling options are appealing for both beginners and professional gamers.

The Pearl of Quebec – Casino de Montréal

Located on Notre Dame Island in the borough of Ville-Marie (Montreal, Quebec), Casino de Montréal is the largest casino in Canada with a truly stunning design. It’s open 24/7 to patrons aged 18 and older. It comprises three interconnected buildings. The interior space has its own personality, defined by a gaming, light and Montreal spirit theme.

Within the object, there are over 115 gaming tables, 3,200 slot machines, speed lotteries, virtual games, and Keno facilities. The casino offers three bars, a cabaret, four restaurants, and banquet and meeting spaces. Since 2003, it has been a non-smoking casino.

Macau Luxury – City of Dreams

City of Dreams is a resort and casino in Cotai (Macau, China). Also recognized as CoD Macau or CoD, City of Dreams comprises the podium with four towers: Crown Towers Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt Macau (two towers). The three-floor platform includes over 200 shopping facilities, hotel facilities, and a mega-casino.

Within the City of Dreams, there are over 1514 machines, 450 gambling tables, and many bars and restaurants. Melco Crown Entertainment is the developer, manager, and owner.

South African Enjoyment Oasis – Sun City Resort

Situated 140km northwest of Johannesburg, Sun City is a luxury resort and casino. With four hotels and a variety of features, including a Vacation Club, two golf courses, and Super Bowl Arena, it is one of the most famous gambling spots in South Africa.

At the time of writing, the complex offers hundreds of exciting slot machines and over 40 popular table games, but the Sun City Casino evolves continually. The latest technology and popular games combine to deliver an unforgettable experience to both professional and first-time players.

The casino’s personnel follows the philosophy of treating each player exclusively. They provide their guests with Sun MVG cards they can use to enjoy more benefits, including exclusive access to the Salon Privé, which is a luxury area offering premium table gaming and high stakes attracting skilled gamers, as well as VIP gaming. This philosophy is followed and looked up to by many South African online casinos as well, who treat each player with special care, offering them exclusive online casino bonuses that will satisfy all of their gaming needs. According to casinos.co.za, some casinos offer their players free money or playing for free for a certain period of time while being able to collect their winnings when they are done.

Italian Elegance in Las Vegas – The Bellagio

Bellagio is a resort, hotel, and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was built over the ruins of Dunes hotel and casino. Inspired by the Italian town of Bellagio, the complex is most famous for its elegance. Inside Bellagio, 200 sq ft of the lobby ceiling is covered with over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers. The principal tower has 36 floors and 3,015 rooms, while the Spa Tower contains 935 rooms and has 33 floors.

The Bellagio poker room is a piece of heaven for professional poker players. Due to high table limits, players also call it The Office. In collaboration with the World Poker Tour, Bellagio hosts several poker tournaments.

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