Vdara Hotel & Spa • CityCenter Las Vegas • Las Vegas, Nevada • Rafael Viñoly Architects • BBGM
Rafael Viñoly Architects was approached by MGM Mirage to design part of its new mixed-use development in downtown Las Vegas known as the City Center. They were presented with the unique task of designing a building that felt continuous with the rest of the development and was strong enough to stand as a singular statement. To do this the design team decided to mimic the circular theme established by its neighbor, Aria. Rafael Viñoly Architects was able to create a building using three parallel but off-set arcs that brings a modern yet slender and light feel to the building and sets it apart from the many other themed hotels in Las Vegas; while making sense within the overall context of the City Center as a whole.