Wynn Casino, Macau - Mechanized Show Equipment

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to engineer a "Kinetic Atrium" at Wynn Casino in Macau, China. Winner of the 2009 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement, the elegant and unique atrium is driven by several large, custom mechanical assemblies, morphing from one architectural form to another. The star of the show – the golden “Tree” – is unveiled through a partial dome in the atrium’s floor, which breaks into six parts and creates an opening for a mechanical lift to elevate the Tree into full view. The Tree revolves as it rises and is a symbol of good luck in the local culture.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren was involved in this project beginning with concept level feasibility studies and continued all the way to fabrication and construction. In between, the firm performed computerized pre-visualization animations, preliminary engineering, development of technical specifications, bidding support, and final design of the major effects. The firm’s participation also included full-time technical representation on behalf of the Owner in the fabrication shop and then on site during installation.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
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Mechanical Engineering
Service: 
Engineering Analysis
Service: 
Bid Phase Support
Location: 
Macau, China
Client: 
Confidential
Project Type: 
Show Action Equipment
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005-2008
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Location
Macau, China

Client
Confidential

Our Role
Prime
Project Type
Show Action Equipment

Contract Period
2005-2008

Construction Cost
N/A
Services
Structural Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Analysis
Bid Phase Support