Metal mesh shades science center
Architectural’s Lanier pattern stainless steel mesh for Georgia BioScience Training Center in Social Circle, Ga., for the performance benefits of shading, to express the system’s connections and create a high-tech appearance. “The mesh delaminates from the main façade with facets and plane changes to provide a dynamic, crystalline aesthetic with ever-changing shadows and reflections that suggest a sense of movement,” he says. “The mesh is a backdrop for a wall wash of LED lighting that glistens in a variety of colors at night.”
L&S Erectors Inc. installed 10,900 square feet of 149 mesh panels to shade interior lobbies, classrooms and laboratories in the facility. Williamson says the Lanier pattern was selected for its tight, 50 percent weave, which improved energy performance. The mesh was attached to the structure with Cambridge Architectural’s Clevis in-tension system.
Additionally, L&S Erectors installed Cambridge Architectural’s Matte flexible mesh pattern, similar to Lanier, in the interior for shading and screening. The mesh surrounds an open-air, elliptical courtyard and provides screening in the main conference room. An eyebolt system attached the mesh in the interior.