Gaming Advantage: From Dereliction to Regeneration

Cannon Street Station in New Bedford, MA designed by YWS + Click to enlarge

A resort casino development that blends its boundaries with the surrounding city will be beneficial to both entities. The shared experience shouldn't be seen as drawing the casino customer away form the gaming floor. On the contrary, it should be seen as providing other opportunities to extend their stay. And this can be done with due responsibility for the impact of their designs on natural resources.

As architects we look at derelict buildings on fallow land as opportunities not blight. We see possibilities where others see demolition trucks lining up. The challenge is not how to restore a neglected structure but what viable use can bring it back to life. Many developed countries have hordes of abandoned industrial buildings such as factories and mills that have seen the height of the industrial age pass by.


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