Macau (MNA) – Architecture company Companhia de Arquitectura e Design Chan Kam Limitada has received the public contract for the design and construction planning of the Youth Activity Centre at Hotel Estoril, local public broadcaster TDM Radio reported this Friday.
According to the report the company owned by architect Chu Chan Kam, proposed to design the future Tap Seac Youth Activity Center for Cultural, Recreational and Sports Activities for MOP49.8 million (US$6.1 million) and in 233 days.
The proposal was one of 11 bids made when the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) public tender opened on September 2017, with bids having also been submitted by local architects Carlos Marreiros and Rui Leão.
In a previous renovation bid, the Macau SAR Government invited Alvaro Siza Vieira, a Portuguese architect, in April 2015, to work on the project.
However, the decision was met with resistance from local associations such as the Macau Root Planning (a city planners group) leading the government to reverse its decision and opt to launch a public tender instead.
Estoril was the first modern-style casino hotel opened by Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau (STDM) in 1962, the first of the 40-year monopoly era of local casino tycoon Stanley Ho.
Activities have been discontinued in the facilities since the 1990s.