Harrah’s vision of a hotel addition that would include a naturally lit pool area became a reality through Novum engineering. To provide the most transparent solution, Novum developed a single layer dome with lightweight trussing as structural reinforcement. Concentric ring trusses act as tension rings at the base, midway and at the top of the dome. By using the glass structurally, Novum completely eliminated a layer of heavy aluminium mullions. Glass panels were economised by making the geometry into trapezoids instead of triangles.
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Size: 42,000 sq ft / 3,900 sq m
Systems Used: BK, KK, ECG
Architect: Friedmutter Group