Transit F360 stainless steel woven wire mesh from Locker Group was specified for the balustrades at the multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Vogel House in Wellington, New Zealand.

Designed by CCM Architects for the developer AMP Capital, Vogel House is a high profile building in Wellington’s parliamentary precinct consisting of the original 1960’s Vogel building and a new seven-level building on a carpark next door, with the two buildings connected via a six-storey atrium. Together with the new 17,300-square-metre podium building, the redeveloped Vogel House will offer more than 33,000 square meters of office space to enable the Ministry of Justice to move from multiple locations to a single site. The ‘campus’ format was designed to enable related teams to work closely and effectively together.

Locker Group was engaged to provide a screen for the stairwell in the building. Designed to be both decorative and functional, the stairwell solution is in the form of three continuous drops of Transit F360 stainless steel woven wire. The Transit mesh was woven using a flat wire ribbon, custom manufactured to meet the exact measurements for the width and internal drop of the stairwell.

Delivered in three rolls, the mesh was fastened at the top and bottom. Locker Group also provided technical assistance for the installation, designing the fixing systems, and ensuring the project was completed quickly.

The decorative screen not only forms a central component to the multi-level commercial space, but also provides a safety barrier, allowing light to pass into the void, and remaining aesthetically pleasing to visitors and occupants.

Photography: Brent Robinson