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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2007 awards -> CityCenter Residential Sales Pavillion

       NEVADA AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2007        




Entry number: B07039
Project Name: CityCenter Residential Sales Pavillion
Location: 3780 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas NV
Building Type: Office
Completion Date: December, 2006
Architect:  WPH Architecture, Inc.

Sustainable Description

Design Team:
Architect: WPH Architecture, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Lochsa Engineering
Electrical Engineer: TJK Consulting Engineers
Environmental Design: Gensler
General Contractor: Thor Construction
Interior Designer: MGM Design Group
Landscape Architect: J.W. Zunino & Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Sigma Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates


Narrative/Project Description:
Located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard, this office building serves as the “Residential Sales Pavilion” for the multi-billion dollar MGM-Mirage project – City Center. The office building provides a high showroom known as the “Great Room”, administrative offices, and other support functions such as accounting, IT, in-house training, R&D, and marketing.

The Pavilion is far more than basic office space. It reveals the sophistication and design elements that will be incorporated into the residences at CityCenter. The varied dimensions of the exterior and the combination of envelope surfaces entice and please. Once inside, the psychological boundaries of traditional offices fade as the high-end finishes blend production areas with display rooms. The wise use and design of space enables both the client and staff to be comfortable and at ease while fulfilling their respective roles.

A significant challenge was in effectively responding to the Pavilion’s context. Surrounded by the theatrics of the Las Vegas Strip, the designers were compelled to create a commercial building that was more visually appealing than the norm. The design of the rear of the building was just as critical as the entrance because it faces Las Vegas Boulevard. In order to limit access to the targeted clientele, the entrance faces the center of the block and was also required to portray the warmth, appeal, and prestige of the future residences. Equally challenging was satisfying the need for readily available, high end product as well as adequately depicting the exclusive CityCenter lifestyle.

Sustainability Description:
This “temporary” building seeks to achieve a degree of sustainability primarily through the use of recyclable and reusable building materials as well as a climate driven passive-solar responsiveness. The steel frame structure and a variety of metal cladding systems were all selected, in part, for their high recyclability and pre-consumer recycled content. The project’s exterior envelope is conceived of as a high-albedo, extra-insulated skin with minimal fenestration primarily as a way of responding to the harsh cooling conditions predicated by its desert site.



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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.

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