Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – Terminal E
- Heather Collins, Director of Marketing, Cambridge Architectural
- Location: Houston, Texas, USA
- Year Completed: 2003
- End Use: Airport
- Architect: Corgan Associates Inc. – Dallas, TX
- General Contractor: SpawGlass – Houston, TX
- Installer: Environmental Interiors, Inc. - Hudson, NH
- Owner: Continental Airlines
What better way to illustrate the exquisite aesthetics of woven metal mesh than to surround people with it? Inside of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX, the architects from Corgan Associates have done just that, displaying three-stories of Cambridge Architectural's Bead pattern with the sleek Tableau attachment hardware.
Large skylights above 16,000 sq. ft. of the stainless mesh provide a natural light show during the day, allowing sunlight to shimmer off the brilliant material. Below the mesh panels, 80 plasma monitors display flight information, yet it's easy to forgive any passenger for gazing upward and finding something a little more intriguing.
As a part of the wide-open landscape found at Continental Airlines' Terminal E, Cambridge's mesh has to do more than just look great; it must perform as well. While the large windows above permit light to enter the terminal, it's the stainless steel mesh that radiantly directs the sunlight throughout the interior. With up to 4,000 passengers moving through this area per hour, Cambridge's durable metal mesh also plays a key part in controlling acoustics.
What do you do with 16,000 sq. ft. of stainless metal mesh after it has completed its lifecycle? Cambridge Architectural Mesh, with a high recycled content, is 100% recyclable. 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.