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DFW International DFW International / Dallas, Texas, United States

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DFW International

"When we looked at examples of how mesh has been used on the outside of other buildings, we noticed that some of them tend to just disappear. We wanted the mesh to be seen, and the large-scale mesh that Cambridge provided was visible from a distance, meeting our design intent."
- Alan Richards, AIA, Corgan Associates, Inc.
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Year Completed: Phase 1- 2013
  • End Use: Airport, Parking Garage
  • Architect: Corgan Associates, Inc. - Design Architect
  • Engineer: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. - Prime Consultant
  • General Contractor: NOW Specialties, Inc.

Application
Two stainless steel mesh patterns woven by Cambridge Architectural were used to envelop the new Terminal A Enhanced Parking Structure at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW).  The 7,700 space garage is Phase 1 of a  three phase airport Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program which is slated to continue through 2015.

Function
Cambridge's Pellican and Scale flexible mesh patterns were chosen for their large weaves, their durability & minimal maintenance, and their different open areas (Pellican 36%, Scale 66%).  Tall, vertical panels of the metal mesh become the garage facade and are incorporated with a decorative lighting system which accentuates the structure's curved shape. The mesh continues into the interior space as well, partitioning the stairwell areas. Cambridge used its patent pending Eclipse attachment system to secure the mesh to the structure in tension at top and bottom.

Benefit
The Cambridge mesh allowed for an open area parking garage classification greater than 50%, providing optimal venting of car exhaust fumes.  The mesh provides fall protection benefits as well.

 

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