Primary Use: Secondary Fabric
Primary Use: Main Fabric
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Please describe the project specifications
The purpose of this project was to build a 33,000 sq ft. roof deck to allow the KAOS Day Club and Night Club at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas to thrive during the winter season.
What is unique or complex about the project?
We were tasked with covering the expansive pool deck at The Palms Hotel and Casino. This was especially challenging as the structure needed to cover the 60 foot “Demon with Bowl” sculpture by artist Damien Hirst. This dome structure was used to enclose 33,000 sq. ft. of multi-use space on the pool’s west side, including 15 private cabanas.
Both the physical and geographical locations of this structure made it one of the most challenging projects that we've ever encountered. Built on the pool deck of a Las Vegas Casino where extreme desert winds are not uncommon, this expansive roof top structure required substantial design and engineering to become a reality. Custom connections were installed into the foundations of the building's deck and roofing to provide the bulk of the structural support. A hubbed design was utilized to not only support the structural beams, but to serve as a termination point for the roof vinyl.
Installation of this one of a kind structure also proved challenging. With limited areas to service the structure from on the deck, and limitations on the equipment sizes that could be supported by the deck, a specialized team of installers and riggers was required to assemble the sprawling roof structure.
After years of design, development and engineering, we were ultimately able to exceed our client's expectation with this bespoke dome structure.
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