TAP SEAC SQUARE, MACAU
Tap Seac Square in the heart of Macau, Preserving and Restoring Macau’s historical qualities and Urban Design.
The area we now call Tap Seac Square resulted from a land reclamation back in 1905.
Today, Tap Seac is one of the most visited and walked landmarks in Macau with its 13,000 m2 area. The area was occupied by a swamp surrounded by three large rocks prior to the land reclamation. 'Tap Seac', translates to 'stacked or piled rocks'.. named after the onfiguration of the rocks.
In 2007, Architects Carlos Marreiros and José Maneiras and Civil Engineer Chui Sai Peng decided to create a new plaza which is Tap seac today. Even now, this space is surrounded by important historic buildings such as the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Central Library, Library for Macau’s Historical Archives, Tap Seac Gallery, Tap Seac Health Centre.
Tap Seac Health Centre was also designed by Carlos Marreiros, which is represented as a contemporary interpretation of Macau neoclassical buildings (wavy glass suggestive of windblown cheongsams - Chinese traditional female dress).
The construction of the Tap Seac Square was intended to move the center of Macau a little further from the Leal Senado Square to this new place. Today the square attracts a huge crowd on special occasions such as Lunar New Year Fair, Tap Seac Art Fair and other grand events due to its size.