New city center of Las Vegas is an urban entertainment center and relaxation, located at the middle of the famous Strip along which it found the city’s most iconic locations, includes luxury hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars and clubs. The project designed by GRAFT architects includes pool area, bar, restaurant located on the ground floor Aria Resort & Casino. To date, it is the largest privately financed development in the history of the United States and is also the largest LEED Certified project in the world.City Center consists of a collection of spectacular hotels and residences, casinos, spas and retail areas, including Aria, Vdara, the Mandarin Oriental, Veer Towers and Crystals. Located at the base of Aria, the main resort and casino, the pool deck is a lush tropical lagoon. It is an intimate sanctuary of cabanas around a luscious pool area in the midst of the larger vision of the City Center. The structures constitute a fusion of the stunning beauty and richness of the tropics and the simplicity of our contemporary culture. The architecture consists of a series of overlapping contours that were envisioned as a metaphor of fluidity and as a means to establish a spatial hierarchy for the distinct lounge areas. The project serves 1,500 guests and consists of 52 separate cabanas,2 bars, a restaurant, retail and a European pool lounge. The material palette was selected to reflect the architecture and luxury of the tropics in a combination with the simplicity of contemporary minimalism. The used materials, including massaranduba wood and various textiles, were chosen not only for their haptic and optical sensations, but also in accordance with our commitment to the environment.
Year Built: 2010
Location: City Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Type: Hospitality, Bar, Club.
Size: 170,000 sqft
Client: MGM Mirage
Source:Aria Pool Deck, Las Vegas
Photos: © Ricardo Ridecos