Chihuly Bridge of Glass

Chihuly Bridge at the Tacoma Museum of Glass

Designed by Andersson-Wise Architects as an addition to the Tacoma Museum of Glass, the Chihuly Bridge is a destination feature of the Tacoma, Washington museum where visitors may get a close look at the work of artist Dale Chihuly.

Zahner served as the sole contractor and manufacturer in the production of the sculpture's display structures on the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. This construction included all structural steel, glazing and cladding elements as well as fiber optics and vacuum HVAC system within the cases.

The system that Zahner used for the glass encasement of the artworks is the Drop & Lock™ Glass installation system, which allows for easy installation and sustainable maintenance. The system builds off of Zahner's patented Inverted Seam® System for creating co-planar metal facades and roofs. The assembled panels provide rapid installation, require no silicone, and result in a visually clean edge with a dry look.

Drop & Lock Glass Chihuly Bridge designed by Andersson Wise

Drop & Lock Glass Chihuly Bridge designed by Andersson Wise.
Photo © Andersson Wise.

Drop & Lock Glass Chihuly Bridge designed by Andersson Wise

Drop & Lock Glass Chihuly Bridge designed by Andersson Wise.
Photo © Andersson Wise.

Chihuly Bridge designed by Andersson Wise featuring Drop & Lock Glass

Chihuly Bridge designed by Andersson Wise featuring Drop & Lock Glass.
Photo © Andersson Wise.

Drop & Lock Glass Chihuly Bridge designed by Andersson Wise

Drop & Lock Glass Chihuly Bridge designed by Andersson Wise.
Photo © Andersson Wise.

Press

  • US Glass Magazine - Chihuly Connections: New Bridge Creates A Link to Museum of Glass.
  • ArchNewsNow - Chihuly Bridge of Glass By Arthur W. Andersson, AIA/Andersson-Wise Architects

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