2011 Merit Awards
Zahner Factory Expansion
The innovative 6,200 SF natural light addition to Zahner’s factory in Kansas City, Missouri goes beyond pure utility to breathe new aesthetic life into the existing facility. The concept for the addition’s dynamic rippling façade was inspired by metal oxidation patterns found on Zahner’s campus. Articulation for the façade integrates and expresses a variation of Zahner’s patented ZEPP system and consists of undulating aluminum fins every 2’ in-filled with insulating glass panels. The resulting facility serves as a representation of Zahner’s brand and viewed externally is a testament to the dynamic work taking place inside.