Parking Garage Structures for Architecture

Once an overlooked aspect of architecture, the parking structure has become a medium for architectural innovation. Zahner has provided the engineering, design, fabrication, and installation for dozens of parking garage systems. These successful projects are made possible through Design Assist procurement, which enables design teams to reduce risk on developing unique architectural systems while meeting budgets as well as environmental and low-energy building guidelines.

Custom parking facade for the WRNS Studio-designed UCSF Parking Structure.
Custom parking facade for the WRNS Studio-designed UCSF Parking Structure.
Fin-based facade design for parking structures using CloudWall by Zahner.
Fin-based facade design for parking structures using CloudWall by Zahner.


DESIGNING OPEN-AIR SYSTEMS FOR PARKING GARAGE FACADES

The surface of a parking garage's facade is a like a blank canvas, but its specifications require a certain percentage of openings to provide ventilation for cool air and carbon monoxide. Zahner provides limitless surface options for creating ventilated parking garage facades. 

Perforated metal panel systems provide an innovative way to meet parking garage airflow requirements; Zahner's image perforation capabilities provide visual intrigue. There are a number of other ways to develop parking structures with ventilation, from louvered perforation and custom fins (pictured above) to custom formed shapesThese open air metal systems provide the advantage of a safe enclosed space while allowing for proper airflow. In this way, designers can develop parking garages which meet code requirements without sacrificing aesthetics.

Picture perforated facades.
Picture perforated facades.
Sculptural forms for parking design.
Sculptural forms for parking design.
Moiré patterns for parking design.
Moiré patterns for parking design.
Curving perforated facades.
Curving perforated facades.

Zahner has completed a number of systems for a variety of architectural teams, pictured here. View examples of parking systems, or contact Zahner to learn how your design can be achieved with your vision.