Architect/Project designer, HKS Inc., Beverly Hills, Calif.; general contractor/ project engineer, Perini Building Co., Las Vegas; mesh installer, Beck Steel, Las Vegas; and building owner, MGM Mirage Design Group, Las Vegas
PRODUCTS: The 10-story, 5,160-space garage features a Cambridge Architectural Façade Mesh system from Cambridge Architectural, Cambridge, Md. About 16,000 square feet (1486 m2) of Cambridge’s stripe metal fabric pattern that is 10-feet (3m) wide by 20- to 80-feet (6- to 24-m) long adorns the 2 million-square-foot (185800-m2) parking facility. The 54 percent open area of the metal fabric, which consists of large-scaled, flexible open weaves that shade and screen the garage, allow for daylight and fresh air to pass through the structure.FINE POINTS:
The mesh system mimics the famed Bellagio fountains, appearing to ebb and flow while cascading down the structure. The parking structure marks the beginning of construction on MGM Mirage’s Project CityCenter, one of the largest development efforts in the world. It has plans to pursue the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification. With project completion slated for late 2009, the finished $7 billion, 66-acre (27hectare) complex between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo will function as its own metropolis, featuring a luxury hotel and casino; lavish condominiums; and upscale retail, dining and entertainment venues.