Banker Wire S-9 mesh was selected because the designer felt that it resembled raindrops in a tropical jungle," says Christina Rieger, of distributor Rieger Architectural Products. "The design team is very happy with the outcome of this project. As always, Banker Wire provided excellent customer service throughout the installation.
Club Regent in Winnipeg, Manitoba is a state-of-the-art facility that brings the essence of Las Vegas to Canada. Featuring Banker Wire woven wire mesh, the new Club Regent Event Centre continues in that tradition with its ability to seemingly magically transform to suit almost any entertainment or conference event.
Club Regent is one of two casinos in Winnipeg, and its new Event Centre has turned it into a sought-after venue for a variety of events. A hydraulic seating system re-arranges the Event Centre into an unlimited number of seating and floor configurations with a push of a button. Railings with Banker Wire woven wire mesh infill contribute to all of the venue’s iterations.
Number Ten Architecture, the architects of the Event Centre, wanted a design that complemented the aesthetic of the casino adjacent to the Event Centre, while also providing design flexibility to suit the many events the Club Regent hosts. Those goals led them to Banker Wire's S-9 metal fabric and its exclusive embossed technology, which they used as infill for the space's railings.
With a 63.4% open area and an overall thickness of 0.140”, Banker Wire’s S-9 weighs in at just 1.25 pounds per square foot. This lightness was an asset for Club Regent, as the railings on the venue’s lower levels needed to be easily removable to suit any possible configuration. The railings are modular, able to be removed or added as necessary to complement the Event Centre's configuration.
Additionally, S-9’s high percentage of open area allows for uninterrupted sight lines – essential for a performance venue. To create the S-9 weave for this project, round wire was flattened and then crimped in an angular pattern with raised facets by precision tooling.