America’s Great Plains, running the length of the country, encompass wide, flat lands of endless skies and haunting beauty. The Museum at Prairiefire, in Overland Park, Kansas—the heart of the Great Plains—reflect its wild history by mimicking the dancing red, purple and orange flames of an actual prairie fire.
More than a century ago, Kawneer invented metal molding, making possible the glass facades that today define modern architecture. At Prairiefire, thin, lightweight (but strong!) Kawneer curtain wall technology makes this abstract design possible not only by supporting the weight of the glass panes, but by keeping the attention where it should be: the shape and colors of the façade.
Proof that Arconic innovation is as beautiful as it is practical.