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Situated on Los Angeles’ famous Miracle Mile, the newly renovated Petersen Automotive Museum has achieved an iconic status while creating open spaces which invite community engagement. The design encases the building in a red-painted corrugated aluminum rainscreen system which acts as the backdrop for a series of stainless steel structural ribbons. These scopes were engineered, manufactured, and installed by Zahner.Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in New York with the construction management by Matt Construction in Los Angeles, Zahner was brought onto the project early on in the planning and development process. Starting under a Design Assist (DA) contract, the construction team developed a fabrication and installation strategy with the engineers at Zahner.This is the second project completed by Zahner with KPF. The two teams worked together prior on the IBM Headquarters in Armonk, New York.
About the Museum
Situated on Los Angeles’ famous Miracle Mile, the Petersen Automotive Museum encases a red painted aluminum rainscreen whose custom corrugated profile wraps the existing structure.
The building includes several patented Zahner technologies and methodologies which were used in the renovated building’s construction: ZEPPS, a Zahner-patented system for designing and manufacturing the building’s curved forms; the Angel Hair, a Zahner-patented surfacing applied to the building's stainless steel skins; and Design Assist, Zahner’s method for developing complex projects into factory-produced realities.
The project also includes an ImageWall custom perforated metal screen which continues the architect’s design as a perforated metal graphic across the building’s parking structure.
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