Los Angeles Police Department
Architect : JFAK
External Facade made from EGLA-MONO 4832
To realize the undulating form of the facade, panels of EGLA-MONO 4832, are split into vertically and horizontally tensioned elements. 34 vertical panels up to 13500 mm long and 2440 mm wide. The horizontal canopy consists of 12 panels with a maximum length of 5750 mm in the same width.
All panels are equipped with the Haver & Boecker standard mounting system "flat tension profile with clevis bolts". Pressure springs allow for perfect tensioning, while wire connectors are used to the secure the mesh at the intermediate mounting levels.
The painting is an overlay of larger and smaller leaves, some painted in two different green shades, some not. The architect decided to not paint the initally existing third "color" to keep some of the sparkle and reflective quality of the stainless steel. The lacquering was the very last manufacturing step just prior to shipping the material from Germany to Los Angeles.