Nuwa Macau
Macau
Height 150.8 m / 495 ft
Floors 36
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Nuwa Macau
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Altira Macau, Crown Hotel at City of Dreams, Crown Macau
Name of Complex

A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.

Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2009
Country

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

hotel / casino
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete
Official Website
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
150.8 m / 495 ft
To Tip
153.8 m / 505 ft
Occupied
137.5 m / 451 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

36
Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

1
# of Hotel Rooms

Number of Hotel Rooms refers to the total number of hotel rooms contained within a particular building.

260
# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

15
Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

69,000 m² / 742,710 ft²
Rankings
#
32
Tallest in Macau
#
15
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Macau
#
24
Tallest Concrete Building in Macau
Construction Schedule
2005

Proposed

2006

Construction Start

2009

Completed

Owner/Developer
Melco Resorts & Entertainment
Architect
Arquitectonica
Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer
Contractor
Leighton Contractors

About Nuwa Macau

The City of Dreams is a new 380,000 sq m (4,000,000 sq ft) resort casino development on the Cotai strip in Macau. The Crown hotel is the tallest of four hotel towers within the project, each of which was designed to have its own distinct identity while their architectural language ties them together as one coherent composition by means of using similar curtain wall materials, façade lighting and soft flowing forms, which respond to the water elements within and around the project. The Crown Hotel’s elliptical tower rises from the expansive series of reflecting pools and water features that define the main frontage of the project along the Cotai strip. A series of vertical façade fins descend from the top of the tower breaking up as they reach the reflecting pools at the base, reminiscent of falling rain.

The Crown tower followed a “Jump Start” construction. Steel structural framing was quickly erected up to the first typical hotel floor to enable an early start on the repetitive concrete framed typical floors using system form work. This enabled the more complex non-typical steel framed podium floors to be constructed concurrently with the tower.

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