Studio Daniel Libeskind

Crystals at CityCenter

Las Vegas , NV

Location

3780 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas , Nevada

Building size

500,000 sq.ft

Structure

Steel structure with stainless steel and glass curtain wall cladding

Client

MGM MIRAGE

Architect of Record

Adamson Associates Architects

Structural Engineer

Halcrow Yolles

Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineer

Flack + Kurtz

Lighting Designer

Focus Lighting

Façade

Israel Berger & Associates

Status

Completed

Completion Date

2009

Project Brief

Located in the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard, Crystals is the 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment space, which is the connective center of the MGM MIRAGE CityCenter project. Opened in 2009, CityCenter is a vertical city within a city which includes 2,400 private residences, two boutique hotels, and a 61-story resort casino.

The crystalline & metal clad façade signal to visitors well in advance of arrival that Crystals is not a traditional retail environment. An entryway into the retail area from the Strip will draw pedestrians into the public arcade, covered by a spiraling roof structure. From the interior, the roof’s dramatic angles and skylights become a backdrop for the luxury retail and dining it houses which include Louis Vuitton, TIFFANY & CO., and Bulgari as well as concept restaurants from Wolfgang Puck and Todd English. 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 entire space.

The design and construction of Crystals employed 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.

AWARDS RECEIVED

2012 - VIVA “Best-of-the-Best” designation by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), 2011 - ICSC Design And Development Award, 2009 - 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