Dramatic Focal Feature in Frost Tower

Type
Commercial
Design
Pelli Architects
Location
San Antonio, Texas

As the first new high-rise office building in San Antonio, Texas in 30 years, Frost Tower offers exceptional office and retail space. The expansive ground-level lobby welcomes employees and guests with dramatic design elements including feature walls, creatively adorned with Archant architectural woven wire mesh.

 

The Clement Wovenpanel combines stainless steel on the vertical wires and brass on the horizontal wires to give off a colourful, luxurious appearance. The depth and movement of the beautifully contrasting woven wires dynamically change as the viewer’s perspective changes. The colour visuals transition in and out from being completely separated to a combined balance of silver and gold tones. Downlighting and exterior wall wash lighting illuminate the wire mesh even further.

 

The unique design element created with the wire mesh is the primary focus of the space, as the architects intended. The bright and shimmering characteristics of the panels are unexpected, yet elegant in appearance, and fitting for an iconic building that also has a dramatic effect on San Antonio and the surrounding neighbourhood.

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