“Facility Designed to Provide Transparency and Characterize the Company’s Future”
The new addition for the world’s foremost metal manufacturer is utilitarian, innovative, and sustainable. The 6,200 SF expansion is more than a simple assembly and loading space—it is a testament to the work taking place inside. The design intent was to convert this underutilized area into a large column-free assembly space, with ample clear height to move material around on two large cranes, and make a seamless connection to the existing factory floor. Beyond pure utility, the facility sought to provide transparency, characterize where Zahner is headed in the future, and showcase its ability to produce highly engineered forms within.
The façade is made of aluminum fins, glass, and concrete, bringing in an abundance of natural light to illuminate the interior during the day, and at night the glazing allows the entire building to glow, making the industrial area more vibrant.
Kansas City, MO
2011 AIA Design Excellence Merit Award, Kansas City Chapter
2014 National Council of Structural Engineers Association Awards Program for Excellence
Master Planning/ Concept Design, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Brand Activation, Signage & Wayfinding, Commercial Office