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The Star Casino Sydney, Australia

The Star Casino

Sydney, Australia


Central to the redevelopment of The Star Casino is the reorientation of the main gaming floor and restaurants to maximise the stunning waterfront outlook and views of Sydney Harbour.

As the master architects for the existing refurbishment, Buchan has been involved with designing the casino since 2008. Our primary role in this renovation is to design a new gaming floor. The project is staged, ensuring the casino can continue to trade as construction takes place.

A new glazed façade front entrance helps to improve the public domain. The striking façade is a custom designed glass that replicates a ‘multifaceted geometry of a gem’ and can be backlit at night to create an iconic light feature.

In addition, and in response to global changes that see people like to be entertained when they go out, there is also a new six-star 300-room hotel, new entertainment venues, retail arcade, many restaurants and bars, vehicle drop-off zones, extended stairways and pedestrian entries.

The resulting structure signifies the importance of the development as a prestige destination and entertainment district in keeping with the waterfront location.

Buchan worked with Las Vegas-based casino specialists, Friedmutter Group.