aluminum cladding / stainless steel / sheet metal / smooth
EMP MUSEUM by Frank Gehry
aluminum, stainless steel, sheet metal
gray, brown, white, red, blue, green, pink
Jimi Hendrix inspired the name, Frank Gehry designed the project, and Zahner produced the stunning curvilinear forms and structure. Residing in the shadow of the Seattle Space Needle, Civil Enginering Magazine calls it the "most complex exterior skin ever devised for a building."
The EMP Museum was the first project to use the patented ZEPPS™ Process for producing curvilinear and complex structures. Since then, the ZEPPS™ Process has gone through multiple iterations, growing more powerful, accurate, and refined.
The forms of EMP were created using over 4,000 ZEPPS™ Panels fabricated by Zahner using over 21,000 sheets of metal. No two sheets and no two panels were the same.