ParkadeTM Metal Fabric System from Cambridge Architectural Offers Large-Scale, High- End Cladding Solution for B

A metal fabric system from Cambridge Architectural employs stunning, expansive panels of architectural mesh to add style and function to the parking garage serving the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Dublin/Pleasanton Station in Pleasanton, CA.
Dublin/Pleasanton is one of 43 BART stations that facilitates travel to and from downtown San Francisco, the East Bay and San Francisco International Airport. It also features a number of local and regional bus connections, which makes it an important transportation hub. Because the station is so architecturally unique, plans called for its adjacent parking structure to meet the exact same design expectations modern and memorable.

A Cambridge ParkadeTM architectural mesh system clads the 1,200-space parking structure by covering large expanses of open area, including the main stairwell, and artistically blending its exterior with that of the Dublin/Pleasanton station. The result is a streamlined and sophisticated building that brings eye-catching detail and style to its ultimately utilitarian purpose.

The amazing thing about our Parkade applications is that they are constantly reinventing themselves, and inevitably the very idea of parking structure design, says Heather Collins, Director of Marketing for Cambridge Architectural. The versatility of architectural mesh allows it to bring a certain freshness and new form to these buildings.

The project team for the Dublin/Pleasanton BART parking structure found architectural mesh to be the perfect material for their design needs and performance expectations. Cambridge's attachment system allowed it to cover large gaps in several different garage levels without
necessitating a great number of reinforcements or building protrusions. Visually, this allowed the mesh to be incorporated seamlessly and allowed the material's beauty to elevate the building's overall look.

We needed a material that could cover vast expanses of area and carry on a visual dialogue with the existing BART station, says Raju Nandwana, Vice President of International Parking Design, Inc., the architect of the project. Cambridge's stainless steel mesh provided a large-scale cladding solution with aesthetic intrigue reflecting the serpentine titanium roof of the station.

About Cambridge Architectural

Cambridge International is the world's largest manufacturer of woven metal products for industrial and architectural applications. With industrial market roots, we have always used an applications based, solutions approach when working with other industrial users of their woven metal fabric process belting and wire cloth products. With facilities in Cambridge, MD, Modesto CA, Matamoras, Mexico, San Paulo, Brazil and joint ventures in Australia and Germany, the company provides industrial products and services worldwide.
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