During the redesign and overhaul of Newark Liberty airport in Newark, New Jersey, the designers needed to create a secure yet attractive barrier to the airport’s power transformer station. The main considerations were; to visually conceal the unsightly transformer equipment, withstand wind-loads, to be secure and non-climbable, and to present an attractive aspect to airport visitors.
The lower portions of the perimeter wall are precast concrete panels and the design team chose to use GKD’s Omega 1510 metal mesh to extend the upper portion. Omega 1510 mesh was chosen as the 35% open area meets the wind load requirements while the stainless steel material is durable and able to withstand adverse weather conditions and vandalism. A layer of sophistication is added to the metal mesh with the inclusion of etched super graphics. This weather-resistant, durable, and fade-resistant graphic ensures that the screen will continue to look great over the building’s life.
|Location: ||Newark, New Jersey, USA |
|Architect: ||The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey |
|Graphics Consultant: ||Pentagram |
|Metal Fabric: ||Omega1510 |