'Tornado of Sound' on Vegas Strip
Hard Rock Las Vegas
Architectural design for new interactive restaurant, bar, and concert venue in Las Vegas
The Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas redefines the Hard Rock experience in a city that set the bar for unique restaurant design. Visitors enter the Rock Shop, a retail space with dynamic floor patterns and articulated ceiling planes that leads, via a centrally-located elevator and escalator, into the Café on the second floor. The Bar, with its sweeping curves and banks of monitors, is a tour de force. On the third floor, a "Live Venue" provides a welcoming concert space with displays of speakers, lights and monitors reminiscent of the stage, a collection of microphones transformed through the use of LED technology into playful lighting, and truss work that allows for the suspension of a DJ booth over the bar.
Las Vegas Sun
In, her article “On Strip, Hard Rock has a touch of interactivity,” Amanda Finnegan of the Las Vegas Sun visits the Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe a 950-seat restaurant and 1,000-person live music venue designed by Cambridge Seven Associates and explores …