Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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The Kauffman Center features two large performance halls with massive steel substructures. A giant foyer is created by an elaborate glazed tension structure which anchors to the halls and then forms a tent tensioned over wall columns. The foyer structure features multiple Novum Systems – architectural steel, tension rods and cables. Similarly, the glazing uses edge, point and corner supported glass showing the power of system integration. The incredible lightweight structure is one of the most complex in the country.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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SIZE

55, 200 sq ft / 5,130 sq m
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SYSTEMS USED

Architecturally Exposed Steel
Tension Rod
Tension Cable
Point Supported Glass
Edge Clamped Glass
Corner Clamped Glass

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ARCHITECT

Safdie Architects

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