The Las Vegas Convention Center District Committee and the Oversight Panel for Convention Facilities in Clark County were given an early view Monday of what the center's $860 million expansion project will look like when the first phase of the project opens 2021.
TVS Design, which is heading a team of architects and designers known as Design Las Vegas, said while the early designs are not finished, they are far enough along to give the committee an idea of what is planned.
The convention center's main entrance will feature an atrium and food court, leading upstairs to meeting rooms and a new rooftop terrace.
A new 600,000-square-foot exhibition hall will be built on what is now the Gold and Diamond parking lots, with pedestrian access across Las Vegas Boulevard.
After the four existing exhibition halls are renovated, a roofline ribbon design will provide visual continuity and help attendees identify main entrances to the halls. “This ribbon roof becomes the central organizing feature of the entire campus,” said Rob Svedberg, project executive of TVS Design. “It’s quite simple and elegant. It basically lays across all the public circulation space of the building. So, wherever you see this ribbon is where you’re meant to move.”
Inside will be neon art and replicas of the famous 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada' sign. The marquee of the Stardust Hotel will hang in the new hall's atrium.