Dome on the Plaza

The Dome on the Country Club Plaza

Partnering with Gastinger Walker Harden Architects and Highwood Properties, Zahner produced the subtly spiraling domed roof for Baja 600 Restaurant on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. Zahner designed, engineered, fabricated, and installed the Dome using zinc with custom patina.

Completed in September of 2008, the Dome was one of the first projects since the Taubman Museum to use the Roano™ Patina, a preweathered zinc with custom patina. What sets the Roano™ Patina apart from similar surfaces is the way the aged patina varies from panel to panel. This variation increases the effect of its natural aged aesthetic.

Design Engineering the Dome

Domed roofs are complex feats of engineering, and this one is no different. Constructing the domes cladding using flat zinc material required sophisticated planning and layout. Each row of panels is characterized by a unique shape, requiring precise fitting for its assembly. Zahner engineers mapped the thirty foot diameter dome so that the complex surface would be easily installable.

Roano™ Zinc patina featured as part of the Plaza Dome

Roano™ Zinc patina featured as part of the Dome on the Plaza.

Roano™ Zinc patina featured as part of the Plaza Dome

Roano™ Zinc patina featured as part of the Dome on the Plaza.

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