Harrisburg International Airport Multi-Modal Transportation Facility
- Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania, United States
- Year Completed: 2004
- End Use: Airport
- Architect: HNTB Architecture – Harrisburg, PA
- General Contractor: Kinsley Construction Company – York, PA
- Installer: Mohawk Construction & Supply Co., Inc. – Pittsburgh, PA
- Owner: The Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority
The Multi-Modal Transportation Facility at Pennsylvania’s third busiest airport, Harrisburg International Airport (HIA), is a four-story facility that handles all forms of ground transportation and unites with the terminal via a climate-controlled sky bridge. Cambridge Architectural woven metal fabric panels envelope the garage, creating a sophisticated balance of form and function that combines design with functionality, affordability and sustainability.
This stainless steel mesh system by Cambridge allows the system to brilliantly cover but not close off open areas of the garage. By allowing exhaust fumes to readily exit the garage while inviting fresh air to flow in, the metal fabric pattern meets ventilation requirements for parking garages. Day or night, the woven mesh provides protection. Daytime sun shading prevents harsh sunlight from heating up car interiors. At night, mesh's open design allows light and visibility throughout the garage, promoting safety and security. The mesh system also serves as a secure fall-protection barrier.
Cambridge Architecture mesh panels were assembled with Talon attachment hardware – which grips and holds a reinforced rod in tension at the top and bottom edges of a mesh panel – allowing for a successful and issue-free installation; ultimately, offering a well-made long-term investment. Additionally, stainless steel architectural mesh is a recyclable material that is virtually indestructible, outlasting most other materials in durability and ultimately reducing the need to repair or replace the exterior.
Cambridge Architectural is an active member of the USGBC and helps architects take maximum advantage of LEED credit through the many categories in which architectural mesh systems apply.