The SoBro Tower Garage adds 500 parking spaces to the increasingly more populated Lower Broadway entertainment district of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The garage wraps around the base of SoBro Tower, a 313-unit luxury residential building. To ensure the garage was as visually interesting as the surrounding neighborhood buildings, Structurflex designed, engineered, fabricated, and installed a tensile mesh facade screening. The aluminum-framed, coated PES mesh panels are arranged in a design of alternating angles with custom steel standoffs to provide a sense of depth and a recognizable landmark from a distance. The tensile facade also reduces solar gain, maintains ventilation for an open garage, and screens light pollution from cars inside the garage.
Tensile Mesh Facade Screening
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
COATED PES MESH - SERGE FERRARI SOLTIS FT 381
Loewenberg Architects LLC
James McHugh Construction Co.
Magellan Development Group, LLC
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 […]