Herzog & de Meuron developed the idea of a variably perforated screen exterior which would mirror the green foliage and forestry of the surrounding Golden Gate Park, San Francisco's central park. The architects worked with Zahner whose engineers and software specialists developed a system which would allow unique perforation and patterned dimples, variably sized and placed thoughout the exterior. This included over 8000 unique panels whose collective whole formed the pattern of light through trees literally. This was the first iteration of the Zahner Interpretive Relational Algorithmic Process, or the ZIRAâ„˘ Process.
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