We are proud that HALFEN HZA DYNAGRIP Toothed Anchor Channels are part of the recently opened Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles, California. The exceptional building, designed by the architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, underlines the dual purpose of the building.
The “vault” , consisting of 36 million pounds of concrete, forms the second floor of the building and holds Eli and Edythe Broad’s unique selection of post-war and contemporary artwork. The exhibit space on the first and third floors allows visitors to get spectacular views on few selected pieces of artwork. The building is covered by “the veil”, sonsisting of 2,500 fiberglass reinforced concrete panels. The 318 skylights and multiple openings in the walls allow natural light to get in the exhibition space, creating a unique atmosphere all around the 35,000 square feet of column-free floor space of the third floor. HALFEN HZA DYNAGRIP Toothed Anchor Channels connect the large glass panels on the first and third floors safely to the concrete construction. Because of the large wind and seismic loads requirements, the anchorage of the magnificent glass was a special challenge. HALFEN USA provided the ideal solution. The interlock between the HZA DYNAGRIP Anchor Channel’s toothed lips and the toothed T-bolts allows the transfer of load in all three directions. HALFEN engineering helped the glass designer, Seele, to engineer the anchorage and to get the approval to use the toothed Anchor Channels in the City of Los Angeles. Using HALFEN anchor channels helped to speed up the installation process. There was no need to use on-site welding and post installed anchors.
HALFEN USA Inc. visited the job site and offered job site support as much as needed for the duration of the product installation process.