South African Embassy and Cambridge Architectural Mesh South African Embassy and Cambridge Architectural Mesh South African Embassy and Cambridge Architectural Mesh

South African Embassy

Washington, D.C. | Sun Screen

A modernization and expansion of the embassy closed off an open courtyard and added a glass curtain wall between two Dutch Colonial limestone buildings. Woven mesh fabric connects the old with the new and provides a welcoming area for visitors to the embassy. The mesh acts as sunscreen and wraps around the structure in a single continuous ribbon that also becomes the ceiling for the entryway.

"While giving respect to history, we used Cambridge mesh to help marry the two historic structures with a new progressive space and design."

Robert Anderson, Davis Brody Bond

Product Information

> Shade Mesh

41% open area

Architect

Davis Brody Bond

General Contractor

Turner Construction