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Official Name VDARA
Name of Complex CityCenter
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Las Vegas
Street Address & Map 2600 West Harmon Avenue
Postal Code 89109
Building Function hotel
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2009
Official Website City Center Las Vegas
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City Ranking #9 Tallest in Las Vegas

Companies Involved

Owner MGM Mirage
Developer MGM Mirage Design Group
Design Rafael Viñoly Architects
Architect of Record Leo A. Daly
Structural Engineer
Design DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer
Design Cosentini Associates
Main Contractor Perini Corporation
Material Supplier
• Cladding HALFEN


Part of the new CityCenter development, Vdara is distinguished by its slender profile and curvature, which respond to Harmon Circle and the interlocking arcs of the ARIA Resort & Casino located across the shared circular drive. Rising to varying heights, the two outer bars fall away to reveal a slender center bar rising above, while these shifted arcs give the impression of three discrete building volumes slipping one against another. This effect is reinforced by the slightly recessed circulation corridors between them. Alternating bands of reflective vision glass and light-diffusing, acid-etched spandrel glass in black and white are set off on different planes to achieve a unique shimmering texture on the façade.

In order to increase the view frontage along the curtain wall, the 1,495 rooms are wider than those of most hotel buildings. The floor plan is devoted almost entirely to apartment space, with a double-loaded corridor passing through the interstitial spaces separating the arcs. This results in a highly efficient circulation strategy. The main elevator core passes through the center of the building, where the arcs overlap and there is no perimeter exposure, reducing wasted space.

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