Crocker Park is a lifestyle center and mixed-use development in Westlake, Ohio. With the first phase opened in 2004, the center comprises 1.2 million square feet of retail, 650 residential units, and 1 million square feet of office space. The $200 million project was developed by Stark Enterprises and The Carney Foundation. It features restaurants, retailers, residential, entertainment and office spaces. Structurflex was a part of the most recent expansion that started in 2014 that included the new corporate headquarters for American Greetings.
Structurflex’s scope of work was to engineer, fabricate, and install a permanent architectural facade screening system on the prominent facades of the two parking structures. Another name for this system is called a Tensile Mesh Façade or Textile Mesh Façade which is basically a fabric mesh framed by architectural aluminum framing tensioning system.
Tensile Mesh Facades are an economical alternative to a perforated metal or metal mesh second skin building facade. Looking at our application for a screening device for a parking garage we can span great distances with less structural framework, reduces the glare and light pollution of car lights and light fixtures onto neighboring buildings. In addition, this unique innovative cladding screen also maintains views out from the parking structure and maintains air flow so additional mechanical ventilation is not needed.
The tensile fabric mesh used has a 10-year warranty and an 18 to 20-year life expectancy according to the manufacturer that has numerous installed applications all over Europe and Asia. Structurflex also included printed graphics with UV ink of a forest onto the fabric mesh to provide an attractive, dramatic façade cladding system to screen these parking structures. You even have the ability to change of the mesh very economically to refresh the look of the façade for a new owner or tenant or do a new branding campaign.
Tensile Mesh Façade Screen on Two Parking Garages
COMPLETED IN 2015/2016
Westlake, Ohio, USA
1,858 M2 / 20,000 F2
Serge Ferrari, Soltis FT 381
ARCHITECT Bialosky + Partners / Stark Enterprise and The Carney Foundation
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