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Sands Cotai Central

  1. 1. Landscape Project Sequence, Grand Opening April 2012 Walter Bone, ASLA CLARB Senior Landscape Design Manager US Licensed Landscape Architect
  2. 2.  This book was developed to be apart of my personal portfolio and provide insight to the dedication and countless hours of colleagues during the design and construction processes. A special thanks goes to all involved in the project on the client side, design firms, construction companies and suppliers. Re-design for a majority of the hardscape and softscape were undertaken when the re-tendering resulted in a 160% increase in costs. The re-design process included plant substitutions for local species, using the highest qualiy and largest materials at strategic locations and maximizing accent plants at key locations. Over 2,500,000 plants had to be reselected/tagged and shipped to the site. The re-design and cost reduction exercise took 6 months and the reduction of $60 million MOP was achieved without sacrificing design integrity or theming. Interior plantings undertook complete re-thinking and the design process started with the selection of NatureMaker, Carlsbad, California to manufacture the 40 preserved palms for Cascading River and Court of Palms. These palms were designed to reflect natural conditions in every form: curving up towards the light source (skylights) and consisting of 5 different species. The natural conditions included lichen, ferns growing out of the trunks, yellowing of the palm frond edges and algae on the northern faces. The many trips, hot days on the pool decks, carefully orchestrating between all trades, the project, upon resumption in 2010 was completed on time and within budget in 2012. I would to thank everyone I worked with and look forward to opportunities to work with you in the future. 2
  3. 3.  Venetian Orient LTD  AECOM Walter Bone, ASLA CLARB  Grant Shaw Senior Landscape Design Manager  Senior Horticulturist Richard Coumbe Chief Engineer – Facilities  Asia Landscape, HK LTD Gerard Lafferty Construction Manager  Stan Li  President Matt Birkwood Construction Manager  Iris Li  Macau Operations Manager Ian Hay Senior Architecture Design Manager  Pico Sanderson Scott Wardle Senior Commercial Manager  John Harris  Construction Manager Darren Thomas Commercial Manager  NatureMaker - Steel Art Trees  Gary Hannick  President/Owner  Jim Paul  Vice President, Lead Designer 3
  4. 4. Plant Material Selection & Tagging 4
  5. 5. The Team went on Nursery visitsweekly to re-select plant materialthat were either too large to fit in theplanters, overgrown and weedy orwere reduced in size for budgetaryreasons.As SLDM, I had the final approvalwith recommendations from GrantShaw, Richard Coumbe and Stan Li.Over 10 months of weekly tripsyielded nearly 100% replacementsof all tree and palms withsubstitutions made for the shrubsand groundcovers due to speciesselection during the pre-suspensiondesign stage. 5
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  11. 11. Wire baskets specially designed for interior trees and palms for ease ofinstallation and removal. 11
  12. 12. Certain species were selected based on branching structure for key Pre-digging maintenance was of inclusive of root pruning, selectivelylocations for both the interior and exterior landscapes. thinning out branches and rootball preparation by removing existing soil, washing the roots, application of root feeder and re-balling with improved soil mixture. 12
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  14. 14. Teaching nursery staff how to prune the palm trunk for a cleanerappearance prior to delivery to site. 14
  15. 15. Seasonal color selection for Paradise Garden and Cascading River. 15
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  17. 17. Sample Hand Sketches / Concepts 17
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  28. 28. Design and Manufacturing NatureMaker-Steel Art Trees Carlsbad, California Naturemaker.com 28
  29. 29. NatureMaker was awarded the taskof manufacturing the preservedpalms for both Cascading River andCourt of Palms after a lengthytender process. Working closelywith Jim Paul (VP), we were able tore-design the theming for the palms,creating 5 different species, eachwith individual characteristics.The original palms were of onespecies and generic in appearance.The end result created a more life-like appearance for the interiorsettings in the retail mall and casinofloor. 29
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  33. 33. Tornado Palms for the bridge crossing in Court of Palms. Designedwith a minimum 3m height clearance for maintenance vehicles. 33
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  36. 36. Daily/Weekly Sign-offs and Inspections 36
  37. 37. Cascading River 37
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  39. 39. Forecourt 39
  40. 40. Site Office Entry 40
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  45. 45. Level 8 Pool Deck and Cabanas 45
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  54. 54. Shade House constructedon Parcel 2 to house 5/6plant materials and futureuse by Facilities Mgt(80m x 80m) 54
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  65. 65. A Photographic Tour 65
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  81. 81. AcknowledgementsA special thanks to the following who provided much needed assistance in the project success: Walter Bone, ASLA CLARB is a licensed landscape architect andIain Fairbairn, Keith Buckley, KK Chan, Robert Perry, Michelle Sandquist, Carlos Sarmiento, John author from the United States. AfterRichards, Barry Mather, Jeremy Chastain, Phil Clarke, Jose Isles, Evelyn Inson, KF Chan, Ian Wright, receiving his Bachelor of LandscapePhilip Hornby, Adrian Frankland, Chris Silcock, Mark McWhinnie, Mike Naylor, Curtis Hoffert, Carrie Architecture from Mississippi StateChan, Martin Garrod, Konno Ng, Michelle Atazar, Nelson Cruz, Peter Loder, Greg Morrison, Dominic University in 1988 his career lead himButcher, Tony Wu, Terry Harkin, Nina Lai, Nancy Lin, Andy Lewis, Cody Hansen, Geoff Morgan, Pat on many travels across the US andMorgan, Neill Stockley, Jose Isles, Wendy Cheng, Alice Kwong, Aedas, Gensler Architects, Lighting abroad.Design Alliance (LDA), AECOM, Hsin Chong, Edward Tracy, Michael Leven and especially theOwner, Sheldon Adelson. Key positions included Vice President with RWB & Associates in Memphis, Tennessee, Director of Landscape Architecture at Poggemeyer Design Group in Las Vegas, Senior Landscape Architect with Belt Collins and Principal Landscape Architect with Shankland Cox both of Hong Kong. Walter gained vast resort design experience in Las Vegas with numerous casino projects and served as Senior Project Manager for Landscape at the Galaxy Mega Resort in Macau prior to his appointment with Venetian Orient LTD. 81

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