Meshroom

Location

Status

Ongoing

Client

Independent

Cost

Essentially every urban area across the U.S. has determined that bicycles are an essential part of the solution to help wean the county off its car dependency and to expand the pedestrian culture of our cities. 500 million dollars is lost annually to bicycle theft, but the real impact is on discouraged potential riders due to the absence of secure parking in urban areas.

Meshroom turns the concept of bike security on its head (pun intended) and offers an effective, economical means of securing bikes in a range of conditions. With the structural efficiency and flexibility of a tent, and the openness and resilience of a metal mesh fabric, the Meshroom is a simple solution to a complex range of issues.

  • The elliptical plan allows for a radial loading arrangement by using a compact central loading area rather than the typical linear layout.

  • The resulting footprint allows for fluid pedestrian movement at the exterior more easily integrated in plaza or sidewalk settings.

  • The structurally efficient tensile mesh fabric supported by a compression ring replaces a complex rigid frame and panelized enclosure system typically used.

  • The resilient cable mesh system (engineered for containing rock slides) is quickly and easily deployed in public spaces with little to no site preparation and able to withstand the most extreme security threats.

  • The 95% transparent galvanized mesh side panels allow natural ventilation and upper panels of layered mesh and PTFE membrane for weather resistance will ensure visibility, a comfort to users. The Meshroom’s up lit PFE membrane, at night, will be an inviting and iconic urban landmark and a reminder to travel by bike.