Metal facade cladding
Jimi Hendrix inspired the name; Frank Gehry designed the project, and Zahner products and systems made its defining exterior possible. Residing in the shadow of the Seattle Space Needle, Civil Enginering Magazine calls it the "most complex exterior skin ever devised for a building" with over 4,000 panels fabricated by Zahner with over 21,000 sheets of metal. No two sheets and no two panels were the same.
The Experience Music Project was one of Frank Gehry and Zahner's first big collaborations, and the first implementation of what was to become the most powerful and efficient system for constructing complex curves and forms, prevalent in works by Frank Gehry and Randall Stout.