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Parking garage façade made of spiral wire mesh: New World Symphony, Miami
Helix 12 spiral mesh, a GKD special mesh with round wires as a mesh façade on the parking garage of the New World Symphony, the renowned concert hall in Miami Beach, USA, designed by architect Frank Gehry.
The almost 2,500 m² façade of the parking garage, consisting of 49 wire mesh panels in total, is illuminated in color by ground-mounted LED luminaires and functions as both a semitransparent eyecatcher and a multifunctional building shell. The mesh façade serves as fall guard protection and weather protection. It can withstand hurricanes and – thanks to the high-alloy stainless steel wire mesh – the salty air that the parking garage is subjected to being so close to the ocean. The open structure of the non-combustible spiral mesh also provides natural ventilation for the building. Hydrant openings integrated into the fabric with welded-in cover plates allow fast access when required.
The special spiral wire mesh was woven in accordance with the specifications defined in the project especially for its many and varied applications.
Project name: New World Symphony
Location: Miami Beach, USA
Architect: Architekt Frank Gehry