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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Canyon



Entry number: A06005
Project Name: Canyon
Building Type: Condominium
Completion Date: N/A
Architectural Student: Drew Gregory

Design approach/Narrative: The concept for this project was to create a cultural edge along the I-15 corridor that engaged Project City Center. The edge became an extension of the canyon like forms of the nine proposed residential towers, and would extend toward the south creating a large wall that would begin to blur and separate I-15 from the strip and new residential district.

The idea became to create a series of events and images along this wall that would begin to create spaces walkable and pleasurable for pedestrians. The wall will become a canyon in itself and provide a series of dynamic spaces serving as pedestrian filters. People experiencing the canyon would perceive The Strip in a completely different fashion. At times the canyon opens and creates viewing corridors to The Strip, and other spaces create a sense of enclosure and self reflection, while also teaching desert sustainability.

The goal of this project is to create a sense of place on The Strip. Through a conceptual frame work, The Canyon on the west corridor of The Strip can turn a blurred overlooked edge into a noteworthy pedestrian friendly sustainable place.

Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos





These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

Monday, 17-Dec-2012 10:50:00 PST