Paris, France is a growing area for art, sculpture, and architecture. Zahner serves the Paris, France 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 Paris, France, featured below.
On display from March through July 2006, a sweeping exhibit entitled 'Continuities of the Incomplete' was displayed at the acclaimed Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. The exhibition includes designs by Morphosis and features a Zahner-manufactured aluminum/glass floor and custom guardrail system. Zahner was brought into the project to produce the complex metal system which encases the glass floor as an exportable aluminum and glass system. The design's inclining floor encases a series of models, videos, and the entire thought-process of the architects at Morphosis and it's founder, Thom Mayne. The structural raised floor begins at ground level and gradually raises to two feet. The structure was engineered to withstand the hundreds of people who would traffic the show.The custom engineered fin structure was designed and produced by a small group of engineers, and the entire floor was shipped to France where it was installed, without ever pre-assembling it in the Zahner facility in Kansas City. Upon delivery in France, the same engineers who designed the structure also erected it, and the aluminum floor came together seamlessly.Zahner has worked with Morphosis on a number of project. In Oregon, Zahner produced the stainless roof and wall panels on the Eugene Federal Courthouse; in New York City, Zahner provided the custom perforated stainless steel facade for the Cooper Union New Academic Building. See all of the projects completed by Zahner for Morphosis.