The Lauridsen Amphitheater in Des Moines, IA provides a modern, natural, and sleek atmosphere to any celebration, concert, or community event held at this one of a kind performance space.
WHAT MADE IT UNIQUE?
With its unique appearance and two-way design, guests are able to experience amazing outdoor events from both the front and back of the stage. With its high reaching steel trunks and circular canvas, one truly feels as if nature and architecture have finally met.
With a hurried time frame and unique demands such as including customer framing dimensions, working with odd shapes and designing access panels, Metal Design Systems rose to the occasion. Specifically, the access panels were a challenge as these had to “fool” the onlooker into seeing a continuous rhythm of smooth panels, while still keeping its function as a user friendly access panel. After several modifications and problem solving, our Modeling Department and those in the shop were able to create a beautiful mock-up for the access panel. This allowed our customer to physically interact with a sample tailored to their specific vision. Once the mock-up was approved, the shop went into full fabrication to complete this stunning project.
- // Number of Panels: 643
- // Square Feet of Material: 3030
- // MDSi System(s) Used: Series 20; Exposed Fastened Rainscreen
- // Color(s) Used: 3/8" ALUM. RAL 9011 GRAPHITE BLACK; PRODEMA RUSTIK; ALUCOBOND SAKURA SPECTRA; ALUCOBOND NATURAL REFLECT; ALPOLIC CNC CHARCOAL
- // Year Completed: 2019
- // Location: Des Moines, IA