Durango Casino & Resort
6915 S Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89148
Las Vegas, NV
DMD Weathering Steel
Dissimilar partnered with JIVE Architecture, WaterFX and Southwest Speciality Contracting to bring a refined architectural weathering steel design to the Durango Resort in Las Vegas. Dissimilar provided fabrication of a range of custom exterior steel architectural elements.
Multiple water features are clad in DMD Weathering Steel, as well as various forms with unique geometry such as the facade and column covers. The project’s metal surfaces were developed by Dissimilar using concealed fastener attachment systems to create a smooth planar effect.
Durango Station: Weathering Steel
The weathering steel used throughout the Durango Casino & Resort is a pre-weathered steel product made by Dissimilar Metal Design. This includes the outcropping steel water features, planters, facade cladding, and formed column cover cladding.
Weathering steel, also known by its old trade name Corten, is a material which oxidizes in similar fashion to iron, but will not deteriorate like iron after it reaches a mature state. Pre-weathering the weathering steel with Dissimilar’s proprietary patina system enabled the architects to specify its use for water adjacency. Using this pre-weathering process protects the steel from deterioration.
The Durango Casino and Resort in Las Vegas was designed by the Friedmutter Group with exterior entry by JIVE Architecture. The resort features an 83,178 sq ft casino, 211 rooms in a 15-story tower, and several restaurants. The design was inspired by desert landscapes like the Red Rock Resort. Durango targets a similar demographic. The guestrooms were designed by Dallas-based Looney & Associates, featuring warm, neutral tones and a variety of textures.
Additional exterior views of the resort can be seen at JIVE Architecture.
Photography by Carolyn Kimm.