Holland Casino - Venlo
From 2006 Holland Casino was established at a temporary location in Venlo. Plans for a new building did not materialise and the temporary location had become less than temporary. Until the decision was made to construct a new building at a splendid location within sight along the A67 and A73.
This location is not a coincidence; due to its location in relation to Germany, Holland Casino expects many German visitors. This casino is the first thing tourists entering our country via the A67 see. A fantastic eye-catcher.
Also, visitors do not have to pass through the city before reaching their destination. This is not necessary with the new building, as parking spaces are created where visitors can park for free.
Say it with flowers
For the new Holland Casino in Venlo, MVSA Architects designed a spectacular building in the shape of a flower, partly as a reference to the relationship that the Netherlands has with flowers.
The building is surrounded by an interactive LED façade, developed by Sorba. This façade consists of a part with sequins, equipped with LED lighting, and a part with perforated cladding. The sequins are made of aluminium rings with glass or aluminium chips. The interactive LED lighting is installed behind the glass chips. The aluminium chips have a chameleon coating. This coating gives the chips a different colour when viewed from different angles. The sculptural façade edges are made of Alpolic ACM panels and an aluminium façade band.
Cradle to cradle
The building is completely sustainably according to the cradle-to-cradle principle. Rainwater is collected to be used in the grey water system such as toilets. The used wood comes from sustainably managed forests, and the outer walls are hollow wooden walls filled with wood fibre, which provides good insulation. Not much concrete is used in this building, but 30% of the concrete used comes from demolition works.
The lighting is a particularly striking aspect of this building, normally so much lighting is an energy eater, but by using LED lighting this has a limited energy consumption and is therefore very sustainable.
The casino is expected to open in the course of 2021, depending on the relaxation measures.