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Zahner Produce Façade for Brazil's Acquario Ceará Aquarium

00:00 - 31 July, 2014
Zahner Produce Façade for Brazil's Acquario Ceará Aquarium, Courtesy of Zahner
Courtesy of Zahner

The Brazilian coastal city of Fortaleza, one of the host cities for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, will soon be home to one of the world's largest aquariums. Designed by Leonardo Fontanelle (Imagic Brasil), Acquire Ceará is projected to be the third largest building of its type and is intended to provide a lasting beacon for tourism in the area. Zahner, a US company known for their ability to design and create complex façades (including the Petersen Automotive Museum by Kohn Pedersen Fox) have been tasked with constructing twenty three curving "legs" which support the structure of "the Manta and Sea Urchin-shaped roof surface". Zahner's President, William Zahner, believes that "this is perhaps the most intricate building ever constructed in the Americas."

See Zahner's prototype and images of the aquarium after the break.

Zahner Launches Software for Design and Fabrication

00:00 - 20 January, 2014
Zahner Launches Software for Design and Fabrication, Original design by Crawford Architects on the Zahner Headquarters in North America / Mike Sinclair. Image Courtesy of Zahner
Original design by Crawford Architects on the Zahner Headquarters in North America / Mike Sinclair. Image Courtesy of Zahner

Zahner, one of the world's foremost fabricators of façades, have launched new software to assist in design, fabrication, costing and delivery. CloudWall, part of Zahner's ShopFloor platform, is a web based programme which provides an interface for users to design and fabricate curving facades in metal. It is a tool that uses Zahner's "factory floor like a massive rapid prototype machine".

A. H. McCoy Federal Office / Schwartz/Silver Architects

01:00 - 14 March, 2013
A. H. McCoy Federal Office / Schwartz/Silver Architects, © Alan Karchmer
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