Crocker Park Parking Garage
Façade cladding with W.S. Tyler Architectural Mesh
Designed by the architects from Bialosky Cleveland, lifestyle center Crocker Park, located in Westlake, Ohio, opened in 2004. The center, based on a small French town setting, is essentially an outdoor mall with areas for recreation and socializing.
The center features 650 residential units, 131 retail, 26 restaurants, and various office facilities over 2 million square feet. Crocker Park attracts more than 16 million visitors a year to Westlake.
In 2015, a new parking garage was built by Bialosky Cleveland with a façade cladding made of W.S. Tyler Architectural Mesh. Parking Garage K is prominently located at the northeast corner of Crocker Park and serves as the primary parking option in the entertainment district, adjacent to the theater, hotel, and restaurants. The sandstone-colored, precast garage is designed to blend in with many of the surrounding buildings but also make a statement at the vehicular entries for clear wayfinding.
One part of the entrance/exit area of the façade is clad with W.S. Tyler Architectural Mesh EGLA-MONO 4631. The wire mesh type EGLA-MONO is often used as façade material because of its homogeneous appearance with wide light reflections.
On one hand, the architectural wire mesh is used to signal the vehicular entries of the garage with large format screens in front of the spandrels. On the other hand, it is used to catch sunlight during the day and accent lighting at night.
W.S. Tyler Architectural Mesh convinces with an elegant appearance and meet the highest standards of safety and stability. The woven wire mesh is virtually maintenance-free, easy to clean, non-flammable, and offers sun protection. At the same time, the wire mesh EGLA-MONO 4631, with an open area of 58%, ensures an abundance of natural light and air to flow through the parking area.
The 9×3 m long mesh elements are mounted with the proven mounting system consisting of a flat tension profiles, clevis screws, and pressure springs.