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Planet Hollywood Theatre Planet Hollywood Theatre / Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Planet Hollywood Theatre

"The former theatre was 30 years old and needed to have the flexibility to be used in several size configurations to maintain its viability. The new functionality and unique look of the mesh panels helped create an effective method of house reduction that revived a tired building for use in an ever-changing Las Vegas market."
- Lendall Mains, Architect, Lendall Mains Architect
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Year Completed: 2007
  • End Use: Theater
  • Architect: Lendall Mains Architect - Las Vegas, NV
  • Prime Design Firm: Martinez + Johnson Architecture - Washington, D.C.
  • General Contractor: HOWA Construction - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Developer: BASE Entertainment - New York, NY & Las Vegas, NV
  • Installer: Reliable Steel, Inc. - North Las Vegas, NV
  • Owner: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Application

The interior of the Planet Hollywood Theatre for the Performing Arts is one-of-a-kind. Impressively large metal mesh partitions hang from the ceiling, cascading down each row of stadium seating and elegantly reducing the size of the large house. Colored light bounces dramatically off of the metal fabric, creating a truly unique indoor spectacle – a theatrical environment perfectly suited for Las Vegas.

Adding even more drama to the theater, a Cambridge Architectural system envelops audiences in stunning architectural mesh, while significantly improving the venue's versatility.

Function

A Cambridge Architectural system was chosen because it could solve so many of the theater's unique design problems. The architectural mesh acts as an elegant partition, effectively reducing the seating from 7,500 to 2,800 and making the space more intimate for smaller crowds. At the same time, the smaller space remains acoustically transparent thanks to the consistency in airflow created by the openness of the metal fabric pattern. Additionally, the mesh meets all fire codes – working where traditional fabric curtains could not.

Perhaps the most impressive functional element of the project is the custom-built attachment, which allows the large-scale mesh partitions to be hidden away when not in use. Cambridge's Reelease system was created especially for the Planet Hollywood Theatre for the Performing Arts – panels are raised and lowered at the touch of a button by a concealed, overhead-mounted, motorized reel.

Benefit

Cambridge Architectural's ability to work with the architect and interior designer throughout the design process ensures that unnecessary costs are kept to a minimum. By partnering with Cambridge throughout the entire process, custom applications are easily brought to life, like the innovative new motorized house dividing system in the Planet Hollywood Theatre for the Performing Arts, which was created specifically for this project.

Durable and requiring little maintenance, the woven metal mesh retains its beauty and function throughout its long lifecycle. Once these materials, with a high volume of recycled content, reach the end of their lifecycles, they can be easily recycled into the next generation of architectural mesh.

Cambridge Architectural is an active member of the USGBC®, and helps architects take maximum advantage of LEED credit through the many categories in which architectural mesh systems apply.

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