MUKWONAGO, WI — December 8, 2017 —The newly opened 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn’s iconic Dumbo neighborhood features a touch of greenery in the guest rooms and public spaces, bringing the outdoors inside. Most notably, this eco-luxury hotel boasts a 25-foot, custom green wall in the lobby made from Banker Wire’s wire mesh pattern I-21 to create a woven fixture screen and custom welded wire mesh hanging baskets for vegetation.
New York City landscape design firm Harrison Green developed the initial greenwall concept and approached AgroSci, which manufactures and installs exterior and interior living walls, to create a unique, natural installation in the lobby, in line with 1 Hotel’s eco-theme. The vertical wall blends industrial elements with natural ones against a backdrop of concrete and steel and is laid out in such a way to ensure that vegetation can grow organically over the canvas.
Banker Wire’s I-21 woven wire mesh, which is powder-coated in black, helped transform the vertical green wall into a living work of art by providing a grid to affix the welded baskets to. AgroSci chose the intercrimp motif, commonly seen in urban-inspired window guards and fire escapes, to give the impression that plants were “reclaiming” the location using steel as a main element. “The living wall adds warmth, beauty and nature to the hotel’s lobby,” said Mark Prescott, president of AgroSci. “We are pleased and proud to have participated in this cutting edge project.”
AgroSci tapped Banker Wire as the leading wire mesh authority that could adapt and provide both a woven and welded wire mesh custom solution to meet the project’s goals. “They were very easy to work with,” said Chris Pianta, CEO of AgroSci. “Banker Wire was very open minded about the application, which was important since it is a little out of the ordinary.” AgroSci provided drawings of the component parts such as steel panels and baskets and then worked on the design with Banker Wire to accommodate the look of the basket, while still offering the functionality of a planter on the wall.
About Banker Wire
Banker Wire is the world’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. With the most modern and productive mill in the U.S., Banker Wire provides custom-weaved material for any aesthetic on any scale – from intricate design highlights to expansive building facades. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire’s manufacturing expertise has been refined for more than a century, bringing unmatched customization, quality, and service to customers. State-of-the-art grid welding equipment provide a wide variety of wire alloy, spacing and diameter configurations, trimmed or untrimmed. For more information visit www.bankerwire.com.
About Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
Pre-crimped woven wire mesh is constructed of individual wires that are crimped prior to being woven together on a loom. Pre-crimping the wires provides a much higher degree of control during the weaving process. This allows for far more intricate and interesting patterns, as well as unique customization, to meet the vision of the designer. Banker Wire has refined and innovated its crimping process more than any other manufacturer, delivering more than 8,000 different spacing, diameter, and crimp combinations, plus endless customization options. As a result, Banker can make any woven wire mesh pattern imaginable – manufactured to specify for any project type.