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Architectural Development – Built Environment in the Far East, Asia
page updated 9 Aug 2017
Macau Architecture Designs – chronological list
We aim to add more buildings in this East Asian country soon – submissions are welcome.
To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.
Macau, also spelled Macao, is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong. Macau lies in southern China, on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, bordered by Guangdong Province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south.
The territory’s economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism, but also includes manufacturing.
A former Portuguese colony, Macau was administered by Portugal from the mid-16th century until late 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in Asia.
Portuguese traders first settled in the country in the 1550s. In 1557, Macau was rented to Portugal by the Chinese empire as a trading port. The Portuguese administered the city under Chinese authority and sovereignty until 1887, when Macau became a colony of the Portuguese empire. Sovereignty over Macau was transferred back to China on 20 December 1999. The country is allowed by law to operate with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer.
This east Asian country became the world’s biggest gambling centre in 2006.
Under the policy of “one country, two systems”, the PRC’s Central People’s Government is responsible for the territory’s defense and foreign affairs, while Macau maintains its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs policy, and immigration policy.
This index page is for architectural projects in this East Asia country on the e-architect website
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