In evaluating product substrates, the architects had detailed requirements. The playground required small apertures to discourage kids from climbing where they shouldn’t and prevent little fingers getting stuck, high visibility so that parents could observe their children at play, and an above ground enclosure, to provide freedom and independence in a safe, secure environment.
In order to meet these exacting requirements, the LAS (Locker Architectural Systems) team chose Boston 311 woven wire, and designed bespoke fixing arrangements that would work with the inherent requirements of the mesh. The team specified Boston 311 in Stainless Steel, to eliminate the requirement for further treatment. Boston 311 has a 7.5 x 25.mm aperture which met with anti-climb characteristics.
The fixing and framing system was designed to flex under expected impact, for example kids playing and crashing into the mesh. The edges of the woven wire were enclosed in a frame, with clamps connecting the mesh between flat surfaces for increased safety and durability.
Locker and Guymer Bailey worked together integrating the 3D models of the mesh and fixings into the overall digital model, allowing a transparent specification process.
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