How do we make a hotel of genuine experiences in Las Vegas, the City of Pastiche? How do we extract the identity of the Mondrian and the Delano Hotels without producing copycat versions? How do we maximize the benefits of a large-scale complex without losing the identity and individual logistics of its parts? How do we address a mass audience while retaining the exclusivity required by a long tradition of ground breaking hotels? And finally, how do we create the “Small and Intimate” when the program is huge and imposing?
We studied the Mondrian and Delano Hotels with the aim to extract core elements of their identities. Rather than falling for their success, we tried to encircle where they could fail in the event of a Las Vegas relocation.
What makes these two hotels different and what connects them? We have reproduced the essence of the hotel experience and thereby attempted to introduce a genuine experience of Las Vegas to Las Vegas.
|Size||200.000 m2||Client||Morgan's Hotel Group||Status||Submitted 2006|
|Location||Nevada, Las Vegas||Team||Olafur Eliasson, Arup, HZ, JDS|
|Creative Authorship||Julien De Smedt||Project Leader||Andrew Griffin||Project Team||
Adam Hald, Anders Drescher, Barbara Fumagalli, Benny Jepsen, Candice Enderle, Eliza Boganski, Felix Luong, Francisco Villeda, Jennifer Dahm Petersen, Joao Amaro , Josephine Giller, Karing Bjorsmo , Leif Andersen , Lucy Jones , Maria Ljungsten, Nino Soppelsa, Peter Larson , Petter Palander, Prisca Vilsbol, Rasmus Jeppe Seidler, Rikke Moller Andersen , Sara Wille-Jorgensen, Simon Nielsen , Thomas Garving, Tove Fogelstrom