2005, USA Las Vegas, Nevada
Site Area,
acres 57
Total Building Area,
sq meters 120,773

World Market Center

World Market Center is the largest showroom complex in the world for the home and hospitality furnishings industry, serving domestic and international sellers and buyers. Jerde's master plan vision delivers a dynamic new experience for the industry with a collage of geometric shapes and forms assembled as a fully integrated state-of-the-art showroom- campus.

Upon completion, the complex will encompass eight buildings totaling 12 million square-feet of various showroom and convention center space, complemented with outdoor water features, courtyards, and enclosed skywalks connecting the various buildings. The recently completed 10-story phase one building contains 1.3 million square feet of permanent showrooms designed with a progressive approach that creates an efficient venue for exhibitors, retailers and visitors. Highlighted by an iconic half-sphere shaped titanium and glass faŠ·ade cradled by the structure's basic geometric form, the architecture evokes the imagination and inno- vation associated with the industry it houses. The steel facade is encircled and cut through by sweeping arcs of glass that offer glimpses into the main interior space, and at night exude rays of light to create a glowing icon. The project creates a new landmark for the area with its iconic forms and has the potential to serve as the cornerstone for downtown redevelopment in Las Vegas.

It is estimated it will generate more than $60 million in annual local and state tax revenue, attract nearly 2 million new visitors to the city, and add 35,000 new jobs.
 

Information

client World Market Center, LLC
architect of record JMA Architecture Studios
featured phase one, 111,483 sq meters

Program

Total Building Area: 120,773 sq meters
master plan
Showroom space 120,773 sq meters

Awards

2007
Best Nonhotel Architecture, Las Vegas Review Journal
2006
Nevada Best of 2006 Steel Project, Southwest Contractor
2006
Merit Award, Office Building Common Area Design and Architecture, 2006 NAIOP Spotlight Awards
2006
Best Steel Project, Southwest Contractor