crystals – daniel libeskind for mgm mirage city center | ITSLIQUID

crystals – daniel libeskind for mgm mirage city center

Architecture | November 1, 2010 |

CRYSTALS by Daniel Libeskind for MGM Mirage City Center

Studio Daniel Libeskind is served as a design consultant to Adamson Associates to design the retail and public space complex on the main Las Vegas strip as part of the MGM MIRAGE’s City Center construction project. CityCenter, a vertical city in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts, combines 2,700 private residences, two 400-room non-gaming boutique hotels, a dramatic 60-story, 4,000-room resort casino, and approximately 500,000 sq.ft. of retail and entertainment facilities into a single urban core. Crystals employs the most environmentally conscious practices and materials. In November 2009 it was announced that Crystals achieved LEED® Gold Core & Shell certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the world’s largest retail district to receive this level of recognition. The project was completed in late 2009 and includes collaborations between MGM MIRAGE and eight of the world’s foremost architects.

Housed within crystalline, metal-clad shapes, high end retail shops will line Las Vegas Blvd and the Avenue. A dramatic entryway into the retail area from the Strip draws pedestrians into the public arcade, covered by an expressive, spiraling roof structure. In addition to providing access to retail shops, the public spaces  allow for a variety of urban experiences: a water feature at the entry, cafes and a grand staircase leading to Casino Square at the end of the arcade, animating the whole space. In addition to the main entry off Las Vegas Blvd, there are two entries off the Avenue as well as access to the facility on the second level through pedestrian bridges over Harmon Avenue to the Lifestyle Hotel and over the Avenue from The Mandarin Oriental Hotel. In addition to the casino, hotels and residential buildings, the public retail complex is intended to add a vibrant program to the mixed-use development on Block C.

web: www.daniel-libeskind.com 

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


GIO PONTI. Loving architecture

Design | July 14, 2020

Architect, designer, art director, writer, poet and critic, Gio Ponti was an allround artist who traversed much of the 20th century, profoundly influencing the taste of his time, responding to its most significant demands and anticipating many of the themes of contemporary architecture. 40 years on from his passing, MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, is devoting a major retrospective to this exceptional figure. The exhibition examines and presents his multi-faceted career, starting with an account of his architecture, a unique and original synthesis of tradition and modernity, history and progress, elite culture and quotidian existence. Read more


Digital China International Innovation Center…

Architecture | July 12, 2020

Companies that work in the field of digital innovation - Apple, Google, Microsoft and many others - all have chosen to seclude themselves from the world in their fenced and inaccessible company campuses out of town. Read more


Sieger by FÜRSTENBERG

Design | July 8, 2020

After and alongside successful projects for partners of their agency, in 2005, Christian and Michael Sieger decided to launch their own premium brand SIEGER, which includes the SIEGER by FÜRSTENBERG porcelain collections. Then as now, they were driven by a desire to create icons and modern classics for tableware and home decor and to enrich people’s lives with beautiful and yet highly functional porcelain. In the Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG studios, SIEGER designs are transformed by hand into products of exceptional quality. Every single tumbler, plate and accessory is one of a kind. Individually crafting these unique objects involves many different stages – requiring up to 100 hands and six weeks of work. Read more


INTERVIEW: MOON CHANG

Interviews | July 1, 2020

Moon Chang is the New York based womenswear designer brand. She was originally from Seoul in South Korea who describes herself as a ‘massive minimalist’ meaning she has a dual aesthetic perspective. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!