The design of casinos is a multifaceted study in human behavior, sensory
reaction, inventive environments, and creative solutions for both everyday
and extraordinary needs. Long understood as venues for escape and
entertainment, the designers of these spaces increasingly are called upon to
create places of respite and relaxation as well: Restaurants that transport
diners to other places and times, transformational spas, and elements of nature
that offer a quiet escape from the frenzy of the gaming floors all have become
requisite for today’s establishments.
In the May/June issue, i+D will investigate the myriad ways designers are at
work in these spaces, creating comfort and convenience, safety and security,
excitement and engagement around every bend, and, of course, designing
spaces that will keep guests playing long into the night.
The Conservatory at the Bellagio in Las Vegas
has become an attraction in its own right.
The grand displays change throughout the year
and offer an immersive nature experience and
a peaceful retreat from the casino floor.
(Images: Kelly McKeon; KellyCreative; KellyImages)