Heartland Harvest: The Kansas City Board of Trade
Heartland Harvest, designed by Joel Marquardt of Gastinger Walker Harden Architects, was installed on the Kansas City Board of Trade Building in 1999. Joel Marquardt worked with A. Zahner Company to create a custom fabrication method for the final 60-foot tall sculpture.
Marquardt came to Zahner with a miniature maquette, which Zahner engineers recreated in an enhanced digital model. Zahner craftsmen and engineers designed a custom “on-off” press to recreate the maquette’s exact indents in Star Blue patinated copper.
The firm has developed a growing number of works with Zahner, starting with the the Studio Libeskind-designed Contemporary Jewish Museum in which WRNS served as Architect of Record. Since then, Zahner has worked with WRNS on a number of projects, develop their unique design concepts into custom architectural systems, featured below.