Title: Dakota Dunes Casino
Location: Whitecap, SK (Canada)
Project Type: Tribal – International Casino
Owner: Whitecap Dakota First Nation
Services Provided: Architecture, Master Planning and Interior Design
Service Areas: Lobby, Casino Floor, Food & Beverage and Convention Center
Description: TBE Architects’ responsibilities include exterior design as well as full range of interior architecture services that include all interior and exterior design elements. Guests and visitors arrive under a large lean-to inspired entry canopy adorned with a bronze sculpture depicting three buffalo on a raised rock outcropping gazing majestically out over the landscape.
Just inside, two expansive water walls symbolic of a stream, which was a source of sustenance in daily life, add to the figurative ambiance of the overall Dakota Dunes experience. The main lobby has a central medallion with contrasting colors of polished granite cut into the shapes of soft flowing dunes. Suspended from the surface of the water walls are large sculptural recreations of carved bone hand game pieces, tying traditional game play to the modern casino space. The casino includes 500 plus slot machines, multiple table games including 25 (16 blackjack / 1 craps / 2 roulette / 6 poker), Buffet, Deli, and Multi-function rooms that seats 600 (sit-down) and 800 seats (theater style), and a Floor Lounge with stage