cover decorative panel / wood / steel / wall-mounted
GUGGENHEIM HERMITAGE MUSEUM by R. Koolhaus & J. Prince-Ramus
wall-mounted, for false ceilings, for exterior fittings
was designed by Rem Koolhaus and Joshua Prince-Ramus of OMA as a center for Impressionist Art.
Zahner developed a preweathered patina on weathering steel for the gallery walls. The materials was used to create five-thousand square feet of wall space for the historic artworks. This preweathered steel material was used throughout the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum.
Today the weathering steel material is known as Solanum Steel, and uses a steel alloy which has replaced COR-Ten in popular usage. Many areas of the gallery were clad in this material, and served as a unique tone to back the acclaimed artworks of the nineteenth century.