Wire Mesh Serves As a Dramatic Focal Feature in New Office TowerMay 5, 2020
As the first new high-rise office building erected in San Antonio, TX, in 30 years, the recently opened Frost Tower offers more than 460,000 sq. ft. of Class A+ office and retail space. The expansive ground-level lobby welcomes employees and guests with dramatic design elements, including fabricated-metal feature walls creatively adorned with architectural woven-wire mesh provided by Banker Wire, Mukwonago, WI. G&H Contracting, Salem, VA, used the wire mesh to fabricate the feature walls.
As a versatile material, architectural wire mesh comes in thousands of patterns. For this particular application, the design concept, developed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, called for a stunning wall covering to provide visual interest with a glowing effect. Therefore, the design team selected Banker Wire’s M22-80 woven-wire mesh pattern, which offers the ability to mix metal alloys to bring out a new dimension of texture and color characteristics.
For Frost Tower, Banker Wire provided a mesh combining stainless steel for the vertical wires and brass for the horizontal wires. To enhance the visual effect, custom mirror panels spanning 28 ft. high were placed several inches behind the wire mesh.
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