BOK Center (Bank of Oklahoma) in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a nearly 20,000 seat multi-purpose arena for sports, concerts, and massive events. The project involved Zahner’s production and installation of several thousand Angel Hair stainless steel panels, each installed on a ZEPPS framework, the building block for complex architectural curves and highly efficient and accurate installations in architecture. The project called for 350,000 square feet of exterior metal panels.
Designed by César Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli, the project was managed by Flintco and Manhattan Construction, who called the BOK Center “one of the best architectural designs in their 100-year history of building projects.”
The city officials in Tulsa hired the architects to develop an arena that would be an architectural icon. Pelli Clarke Pelli used architectural themes of the city, developing a swirling aesthetic for the exterior and interior aspects of the building.