Vegas is a city of excess and the new Cosmopolitan Hotel fits this stereotype perfectly with its $3.9 billion budget. It opened in December 2010 and it is the lobby of the project that interests me the most. Designed by Digital Kitchen, guests are welcomed into the space with a stunning electronic art installation as shown below.
Images play and dance across the 8 columns that seamlessly integrate into the overall design. The project uses photography, film and both 2D and 3D animation to create constantly changing imagery. This in turn means the character of the space is ever changing, something that is unique and constantly unexpected for users.
It is not only beautiful but entertaining and is a far classier element than what resides in most Las Vegas Interiors.
The different subject matters melt into each other, one minute it could be showing architectural images the next could be animals. This ever changing element is representative of each guests encounter with the hotel. Each person will have a different experience and stay within the hotel just as each person will be greeted by a different part of the installations animation.
The film below provides more details about the project and also shows the piece in action. For more more information you can also head to the My Modern Met blog.