stainless steel cladding / reflective / satin / panel
WEATHERHEAD SCHOOL by Gehry Partners, LLC A. Zahner

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Characteristics

  • Material:

    stainless steel

  • Finish:

    reflective, satin

  • Configuration:

    panel, shingle

  • Color:

    gray

  • Other characteristics:

    custom, interlocking

Description

Designed by Gehry Partners, the Peter B. Lewis Building is a five-storey facility named for the Cleveland philanthropist who donated $36.9 million for its construction. The decentralized design is intended to facilitate informal interaction among faculty and students.The 22 ga stainless steel surface resembles an undulating, unbroken ribbon. Finished in #4 satin, the surface is more reflective than Angel Hair or GB-60 but less diffuse than a mirror-finish.Using the Zahner proprietary flat seam system, each shingle was custom formed to create an interlocking, tessellated pattern.

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