Minneapolis, Minnesota is a growing area for art, sculpture, and architecture. Zahner serves the Minneapolis, Minnesota 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota, featured below.
Highland Park Center
The Highland Park Community Center of Minneapolis hired LSE Architects to create a design for its new addition. Zahner was brought into the project to provide the building's artistic signage system. The goal of the project was to create a signage system which both state the title of the community center, and also relates to the surrounding community and region. To meet this challenge, LSE Architects provided imagery of the meandering Mississippi River from a birds-eye view where it crosses the city. This landmark was overlapped with several sections of street layout for the city itself. The design was made using 1/8” aluminum with an Angel Hair finish. The artwork 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.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. 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.