Las Colinas, Texas is a growing area for art, sculpture, and architecture. Zahner serves the Las Colinas, Texas area by providing not only custom fabrication and installation, but also a wide range of engineering and design services for a custom projects in a variety of aesthetics. Zahner has completed 1 project in Las Colinas, Texas, featured below.
Irving Convention Center
Completed in June of 2010, the project is designed by RMJM + Hillier. The convention center is located in Las Colinas, a master-planned community within the city of Irving, which is itself situated halfway between sister cities Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.The project features a Zahner-engineered and produced copper curtain-wall. The entire surface of the project is custom perforated and bumped with a pattern unique to the building. The surface integrates the ZIRA Process for generating the embossed and punched surface.The surface was installed as mill-finish copper, which means that the raw 'red' copper surface will go through a long process of patination. Within weeks of installation, the project had already begun to darken in areas, and within a year, the whole building had a deep bluish brown patina. This natural process is a result of the temperature, moisture, and pollution in the air, which causes the material to at first darken, and eventually change to greens and blues many years from now.