Fabricoil® Demonstrates Versatility at Elmira Corning Regional Airport
Coiled Wire Fabric Utilized for Solar Shading, Privacy, and Security
The 3,055 sq. ft. of 5/16" 15-gauge aluminum Fabricoil is used for three different purposes within the airport's interior, including window drapery, a privacy partition, and a security gate for Taste NY Bar. The coiled wire fabric is finished in Antique Bronze and secured using Cascade Architectural's operable Steel Secura Track attachments.
"Airport management was concerned about sun coming from the southwest," says Nancy Felts, Project Manager, AIA LEED AP at Fennick McCredie Architecture. "We specified Fabricoil to curve around the perimeter of the departing gate lounge, which provides solar shading to keep guests comfortable while still allowing visibility out to the courtyard."
The Fabricoil window treatment extends past the floor-to-ceiling glass windows of the lounge to double as a partition separating the open space and public charging stations. This coiled wire fabric divider gives users privacy while working on personal laptops or mobile devices.
Fabricoil is also used as a side-folding security gate for Taste NY Bar within the airport, utilizing the same Steel Secura Track with bottom footbolt attachments and side hook bolt locks to secure the area during closed hours. Fabricoil security gates come available in multiple locking configurations including lock and key intermediate footbolt options, and can be equipped with other reliable hardware components for customization.
Fabricoil's versatility makes it perfect for a variety of both interior and exterior applications. The material can be specified in varying sizes, colors, and fullness percentages, allowing architects to adjust the level of transparency depending on application. This is especially important for window treatments to achieve the desired amount of daylighting and for security applications where less visibility may be required.
"The Fabricoil installations add an elegant aesthetic touch to the airport's interior spaces and it performs just as we need it to," adds Felts.
Fennick McCredie's design for the airport won the 2016 State of New York Aviation Capital Grant Program competition, which awarded the airport a $40 million grant for the revitalization of the 47,000 sq. ft. building.
Elmira Corning Regional Airport was also a 2017 Architizer A+ Award Finalist and won the 2019 ENR New York Best Project, Airport/Transit Category.
Elmira Corning Regional Airport was completed in November 2018.
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