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Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles.
Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles.

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.

Read more about Zahner’s involvement on the Petersen Automotive Museum.