At first glance, you might think Webnet mesh is a material suited to rather uninteresting barriers or fences. But in fact, it can be used in the creation of inspiring indoor and outdoor architectural masterpieces.
The possibilities include:
- Bespoke sheer mesh screenings for buildings.
- Safety screens for uniquely shaped children’s play equipment.
- Curved fall protection barriers for spiral staircases.
- Full-height open-air atrium barriers.
- Anti-throw screens for curved and arched footbridges.
- Transparent facades to support greenery or artworks.
Advantages of Webnet mesh
As a material for architectural projects, Webnet stainless steel mesh comes with numerous features and benefits:
- Lightweight, filigree-like appearance.
- Robustness and excellent longevity.
- Malleability – allowing the material to be draped over or wrapped around structures or objects or formed into 3D shapes.
- Quick installation – with projects often completed within a matter of weeks.
- Excellent customisation – in terms of span, configuration, and colour.
- Low maintenance requirements – generally requiring just an annual visual inspection.
- Variety of configurations – e.g. in terms of wire diameter and aperture opening size and shape.
The wide variety of projects that use stainless steel mesh really showcase how versatile this material really is. Here are some projects Tensile has been involved in:
Inglis Park playground, Randwick
The multi-award-winning Inglis Park playground was built on the site of the old equine sales yards at Newmarket in Sydney. The designers retained the original framework of the horse sales ring as the base for the suspended play structures.
The playground’s safety barrier is made from 40mm Webnet mesh. The size of the mesh ensures the barrier provides optimal fall protection and non-climbability. The mesh’s transparency means the structure’s unique design shines through, and viewing is not interrupted.
The uniqueness of the project called for a highly customised approach to making the Webnet mesh barrier – with the material certainly living up to expectations!
Two24 Office Tower, Canberra
Our brief for this 12-storey office tower was to create 7-metre-high stainless steel privacy mesh screens for the outside of the building’s podium. In this case, Alphamesh made from interlinked 12mm stainless steel rings was used as the mesh material.
The finished veil looks amazingly like two giant pieces of sheer fabric, hanging in folds much in the way a curtain does. A stunning result!
Footbridge at Lachlan’s Line, Ryde
The Christopher Cassaniti bridge (formerly Lachlan’s Line bridge) is a helical-shaped pedestrian and cycle bridge that crosses over Delhi Road and the M2 Motorway at Ryde in Sydney.
The bridge has an organic-like S-shape form and a bold blue colour. In developing the footbridge, the designers wanting to create an experience of walking through a sculpture rather than simply crossing over a busy highway.
Tensile supplied and installed the anti-throw screen around the outside of the bridge, created from 40mm x 1.5m Webnet mesh. The screen adapts to the twists and turns of the bridge and is sufficiently unobtrusive to ensure the bridge’s sculptural design is not impeded in any way.
Talk to us
We know how Webnet mesh can perform well when used in architectural masterpieces! To find out more about this material and its applications, please get in touch with our team.