Crocker Park is a mixed-use development that includes American Greeting Cards’ headquarters and two large parking garages in Westlake, Ohio. Structurflex engineered, fabricated, and installed a permanent architectural façade screening system that reduces light pollution from car and garage lights and eliminated the need for mechanical ventilation.
A tensile mesh was fabricated and printed with custom graphics that supported the overall look and feel of Crocker Park. The fabric mesh is tensioned with a perimeter aluminum framing extrusion system mounted to the face of the parking garage. This system maintained views out, maintained airflow, and reduced solar gain.
An advanced UV ink technology was used to print the “forest” onto the tensile mesh, providing a visually appealing alternative to a traditional parking structure facade.
Tensile Mesh Façade Screen on Two Parking Garages
Westlake, Ohio, USA
1,858 M2 / 20,000 F2
COATED PES MESH - SERGE FERRARI SOLTIS FT 381
FACID 65 ALUMINUM FRAME
Bialosky + Partners
2016 Industrial Fabrics Association International Achievement Award
We are pleased to have collaborated with KieranTimberlake and the outfit of a parking structure on the Rice University Campus. In their blog post, they describe the concepts they employed to create an iconic sculptural element. For more details see the KieranTimberlake blog post.The Increasing Importance of Durability
While tensile fabric has several distinct advantages over more traditional materials like glass, one of the most important may be its ability to withstand severe weather events. Our tensile structures and tensile facades in Miami, Jacksonville, Houston, Fort Worth, Waco, and Atlanta did not sustain any damage or require any repair despite enduring events ranging […]