External stair tower cladding with HAVER Architectural Mesh
The student residence of the E.N.S.A.M. (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers) in Talence, near Bordeaux, received an external stair tower with a facade cladding made of HAVER Architectural Mesh. It was a part of the modernization works to meet the latest fire protection regulations.
For the cladding of the stair tower BBCR architectes chose the HAVER Architectural Mesh EGLA-DUO 4262. Thanks to the combination of flat wires and the plain form of the round wires, the metal mesh has a particularly homogeneous appearance, which reflects the light very nicely.
Due to its inherent stability, the EGLA-DUO wire mesh is especially suitable for robust façade designs as well as balustrades and guardrails. The light and filigree looking wire mesh cladding from Haver & Boecker primarily acts as a fall protection. In order not to affect the lightness of the stair tower, further balustrade elements were omitted – only a handrail is installed as additional safety device.
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