Highland Park Community Center

Highland Park Community Center Signage

The Highland Park Community Center of Minneapolis, Minnesota, hired on LSE Architects to create a design for the signage that not only stated the title of the community center but also related to the surrounding area. LSE Architects used the meandering Mississippi River from a birds-eye view and overlapped several sections of it with the street layout of the city itself.

The 1/8” gauge aluminum sign with an Angel Hair® finish spans approximately 12’ x 24’ and consists of twenty seamless panels. Zahner’s Angel Hair® surface was developed to soften the high reflectivity of standard finishes of stainless steel making it a perfect choice for signage.

Photo detail of the perforated metal signage for Highland Park Community Center

Detail of the perforated metal signage for Highland Park Community Center.
Photo © Christie Rachelle.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Photo © Christie Rachelle.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center signage, photographed at Dusk

Highland Park Community Center signage, photographed at Dusk.
Photo © Christie Rachelle.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Photo © Christie Rachelle.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Photo © Christie Rachelle.

Photo detail of the ImageWall Perforated Metal Signage used for Highland Park in Minnesota

Detail of the ImageWall Perforated Metal Signage used for Highland Park in Minnesota.
Photo © Christie Rachelle.

Detail of the ImageWall Metal Perf on Highland Park Community Center

Detail of the ImageWall Metal Perf on Highland Park Community Center.
Photo © Christie Rachelle.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Photo © Christie Rachelle.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, MinnesotaPhoto of Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

 

Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Photo © Christie Rachelle.

Photo of ImageWall perforated imagery and signage on Highland Park Community Center

Highland Park Community Center.
Photo by Bill Klotz courtesy of Finance & Commerce.

The project used minimal fabrication with no brakes or further fabrication, each the perforated panels were face-fastened onto a steel subframe provided by others. The overall dimensions are ~12’ tall x ~25’ long.

How to Create Image-based Perforation on Metal

The designers used an image graphic created using photo-editing tools, which was then uploaded into the ImageWall software made by ShopFloor, a software suite introduced in 2014 by Zahner.

Imagewall uses Zahner’s ZIRA™ technology (Zahner Interpretive Relational Algorithm) to translate a desired image into bumps and halftone cut outs that can then be embossed and perforated into a selected metal. The image is not restricted to text or shapes but can be photographs as well. Furthermore, ImageWall allows the customer to design and experiment with specifications while being given a real time estimate.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center Signagee ngineered perforation pattern detail

Highland Park Community Center Signage engineered perforation pattern.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center Signage perforation pattern detail

Highland Park Community Center Signage perforation pattern detail.

With the recent addition of ImageWall to ShopFloor, Zahner's in-browser suite of fabrication design software, a wide range of architects and designers now can access to the same powerful image-based perforation technology that Zahner developed over the past twenty years.

Photo of pixel-mosaic metal-perforated signage on Highland Park Community Center

Highland Park Community Center and Library with ImageWall pixel-mosaic generated metal signage.
Photo by Bill Klotz courtesy of Finance & Commerce.

Photo of ImageWall metal-perforated signage on Highland Park Community Center

Highland Park Community Center.
Photo by Bill Klotz courtesy of Finance & Commerce.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center Signage

Highland Park Community Center Signage.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center Signage

Highland Park Community Center Signage.

Photo of Highland Park Community Center Signage

Highland Park Community Center Signage.

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