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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Seattle, WA

Both the depth and color of the facade implies what inhabits the inside of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, but in an artful and powerful way. Three custom variations of blue recall the colors of the sea and give a cooling effect to the impact of the bold facade. In direct light, these blues have a pearlized hairline, giving further depth and visual interest. However, the most unique feature of this project are the metal tiles, purposefully designed to look like fish scales.

Architect: EHDD

Finishes: Aquamarine, Custom – Brushed Azure & Light Grey

Material: .8mm

Industry: Culture & Community

Photographer: Josh Partee