Pugsley.Simpson.Coulter. Architects was originally hired to design a new entry for the existing Panorama Towers, a high-rise condo development in Las Vegas, Nevada. The towers lacked a modern identity and sense of arrival. We created a clear sense of entry that distinguishes itself from the monotone palette of the existing buildings. A mosaic metal panel adds texture and visual interest for a canopy that bridges the two tower’s main entries and better defines the valet area.
Large signage and numbers create a graphic identity for the two towers. A backlit underbelly at the bridge element creates a beacon at night that emphatically states “arrival home” and encourages a secure and safe environment at the entrances. Since there are shared amenities between the towers, the bridge strengthens the pedestrian passage route from Tower 1 to Tower 2 where the fitness facility and spa services are located.
The two existing towers’ placement created a wind tunnel effect at the entries. The design solution uses angled walls at the entry to mitigate the wind and sun exposure. Also, landscaping and bench elements are strategically placed in order to buffer the breezes. The overall effect of the angled wall elements and bridge are functional as well as create the “WOW” factor the client requested.