The Golden Atrium
A transformative centrepiece for the Wynn Macau casino combining astrological and artistic flourishes
- // 2007
- // Kinetic Sculpture
- // Wynn Macau Casino
The Golden Atrium forms the public centrepiece of the expanded Wynn Macau casino: an indoor piazza in which, several times each day, the architectural elements transform the room with a spectacular multi-media performance of kinetic sculpture, video, light and music. The decoration in the atrium combines astrological symbols from east and west with universal symbols of good fortune; the Chinese zodiac and western zodiacs, a golden tree and a glittering crystal chandelier.
The Chinese zodiac cupola opens like an iris to reveal the LED video screen above it. The video screen presents dramatic, swirling, abstract patterns created especially for the show by New York based video artists ‘Imaginary Forces’.
The video screen in turn splits in two to reveal the 18m crystal chandelier that descends into the room. The chandelier is assembled from over 18,000 crystals. Each crystal contains a white LED light that adds to the sparkle and beauty of the effect.
Producer Steve Wynn Executive producer Rick Gray Production Design STUFISH Lighting Design Patrick Woodroffe Associate Lighting designer Adam Basset Sound Design Joel Gread Iris Sculpture Jacqui Pyle Copper Dome engraving Katy Hepburn Golden Tree Michael Curry Engineering MG McLaren PC Fabrication & installation Show Canada Full size sculpture Trevi Las Vegas General Contractor Leighton Asia Video Programming Imaginary Forces Inc. Sound Programming Glen Grayson