Resorts World, an all-in-one resort, mall and casino opened on the Las Vegas Strip last June–the first integrated resort built in the area in over a decade.
The $4.3 billion project, designed by architects Steelman Partners, includes 3,506 rooms, more than 40 restaurants and bars, a 5.5-acre pool complex, and, a music venue that holds up to 5,000 people. The resort’s shopping concourse, “The Spine,” features a $50 million LED Globe and is lined with 2,500 linear feet of Trex Commercial Glass Guardrail on five floors. For this project, Trex Commercial also used CNC sheet metal laser technology to ensure precise cutting for 1,200 linear feet of mirrored stainless steel cladding, which allowed the structure to earn LEED Gold Certification.
Los Angeles-based Giroux Glass installed the interior and exterior glazing work for the property.
The custom curtainwall systems for the podium, the resort’s pool deck and villa area, and Spine were challenging, according to Giroux Glass. The system’s design required a steel-loaded I-beam system to support large spans of glass, allowing for various degrees of deflection at different levels.
“The curtainwall also incorporated a diverse assortment of oversized lites comprising many different glass makeups, and combined, in some areas, with metal panels, to create a unique, varied pattern of glass, spandrel, and metal across multiple floor lines,” according to information from Giroux Glass. “We added yet more decorative and functional custom architectural elements to that varied exterior. Further additions included a variety of sunshades, glass fins, metal panels and portals.”
The curtainwall system for the Spine used 36,500 square feet of glass. The podium portion included 10,000 square feet of glass installed into a 55,000 square-foot curtainwall system.
Other glass and glazing suppliers include Assa Abloy, Arcadia, Viracon, Panda Windows & Doors, PRL Glass Systems, Glasswerks, Pulp Studio Glass, Architectural Glass, CRL, Frameless Hardware Company and Pohl Facades.
The resort sits on an 88-acre property once occupied by the former Stardust Resort and Casino.