August 10, 2005

It was recently announced that Steven Holl Architects has been selected to rebuild, restore, and transform the Albert Place Casino (designed in 1930 by the Belgian modernist architect Leon Stynen). The thin profile of the sail-like tower provides all residential apartments and hotel rooms with sea views without blocking views of existing, adjacent residential buildings.

The competition-winning design was inspired by the Rene Magritte mural, “The Ship Which Tells the Story to the Mermaid,” one of eight original surrealist masterpieces commissioned for the Casino in 1953.


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