Sun International - Time Square Casino, Sun Arena & Maslow Time Square Hotel

We are super excited to finally launch this video showcasing the longterm timelapse that we captured for Sun International - their biggest development in the hospitality, gaming and leisure industry since the construction of Grand West in Cape Town more than 18 years ago.
Located at Menlyn Maine in Pretoria/Tshwane, the second largest casino in South Africa is officially open and you better be there!
After almost 4 years of careful planning, designing and award wining construction, tick tock, the Sun Arena and Hotel are all finally complete.

Time Square Casino forms part of the broader R8 Billion “Green City” development in the capital city. The designing and construction was done by Aurecon who was just one of the many members involved in this R4.6 Billion development with construction starting in May 2015. The casino was part of the first phase which opened in April 2017. Later that year the Sun Arena opened during November, followed by the Maslow Time Square Hotel in April 2018. This is also the first venue of its kind in Tshwane.

Time Square offers world-class restaurants and uninterrupted gaming with 2,000 slot machines and 60 tables. The hotel offers unique hospitality options as it provides a range of 3-star, 4-star and 5-star accommodation in the same 17 storey building with over 200 rooms as well as an 800-seat conference centre. The multi-purpose Arena can accommodate up to 8,500 in seating arrangement (while it offers unobstructed views from all positions) and up to 10,000 people for a standing concert. This is indeed a prime location for grand scale events!

The buildings have all been designed with the aim of achieving a best practice four-star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa. While at it, WBHO used steel to achieve the very complex curved feature visible at the entrance of the casino which resulted in an award winning steel structure from SAISC for the annual steel awards in 2017.

Project name: Menlyn Time Square Arch and Globe Bar.
Location: Time Square Casino entrance, Tshwane, Gauteng.
ArcelorMittal steel used: Nostra reinforcing bar.
Architectural category winner.

Global Roofing solutions supplied steel roof cladding for construction at the Sun Arena and yet another award was received in this category, also in 2017.

Menlyn Time Square Casino Globe Bar and Casino Arch
Category: Winner of the Tubular and Architectural Category
Region: Pretoria, Gauteng
Roof Cladding Installed: 1200m2 of Klip-Tite

More construction related statistics are shared in the video.
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Produced by: TimeLapse SA
Directed by: Joe Louw / Jonelle Louw / Anton Steenkamp (Sun International)
DP: Joe Louw
Drone footage: Provided by client
Offline editing & grading: Jonelle Louw
Online editing & Graphics: Dylan du Plessis / Nanette Dreyer - Handmade Media