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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2007 awards -> Rocker Tower

       NEVADA AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2007        


Entry number: UB07044
Project Name: Rocker Tower
Location: 4275 Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas NV
Building Type: Resort Condo
Completion Date: N/A
Architect:  YWS Architects

Sustainability Description

Design Team:
Architect:  YWS Architects

Narrative/Project Description:
Provide an attractive, sophisticated tower for high end residential on a small project site.

The project is located on a small site of 1.03 acres and contains a total of 677,400 sf dictates a very tall and slender structure. The need for a small building footprint as dictated by the small triangular site and multi-use urban density zoning requirements for pedestrian amenities and building setbacks. The program requires over 200 dwelling units, a private pool for the residents, tenant storage, leasable office space, full service spa and exercise rooms, and two full service restaurants. The program requires parking for over 700 cars, which is being accomplished with an automated parking system. The structure extends to nearly 500' tall to accommodate the program requirements.


Sustainability Description:
This project was designed to minimize energy usage and upon completion will be submitted for consideration under LEED guidelines. The incorporation of automated parking for the storage of automobiles will result in a building footprint that is 40% smaller than a conventional parking garage. The facade of this garage structure will be sheathed with solar collectors to reduce the energy usage of the facility. Low energy use mechanical and lighting systems are being incorporated into the design. The use of shading and low E glass will also reduce the energy consumption. The facility will incorporate an extensive recycling program including the separation of the gray and black water plumbing system.


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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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