Cambridge Architectural Unveils Hudson, A Metal Mesh System Designed for Parking Facades

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Stainless Mesh Fabric is An Economical Alternative to Perforated Metal

Cambridge Architectural's Hudson stainless steel mesh pattern and cladding system designed for parkade facades

Cambridge Architectural has introduced Hudson, a new stainless steel mesh pattern and exterior cladding system designed for parkade facades.

With an open area of 82 percent, Hudson provides a high level of ventilation with a flat wire thickness still capable of screening indirect sunlight and exterior views from the street.

Hudson panels can span large vertical surfaces with minimal intermediate structure required. Because of the nature and openness of the flexible mesh weave, the load is carried at the top and bottom of each panel.

Paired with Cambridge’s pre-engineered Eclipse, Scroll or Eye-Bolt attachment hardware, the Hudson mesh system facilitates easy installation to exact specifications.

The openness of the stainless steel fabric makes Hudson an economical alternative to perforated metal systems. Ease of installation and reduced structural and attachment costs provide even more incentive for architects, contractors and parking operators to choose a mesh solution.

Cambridge has produced metal mesh systems for parking structure facades throughout North America. Projects in the past year include parkades at: University Medical Center New Orleans; Samsung Research Center Parking Garage in Mountain View, CA.; and the Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD.

Hudson Specifications:

Mesh Type: Flexible
Material: Stainless Steel
Open Area: 82%
Weight: 1.46 lbs./sq. ft / 7.13 kg/m2
Maximum Width: 240” / 6.10m
Maximum Length: 100ft. / 30.48m
Width Tolerance: +/- 2” / +/- 51mm
Length Tolerance: +/-1” / +/- 25mm            

Other popular Cambridge patterns used for parkade facades include Mid Balance, Scale, Shade and Stripe. All offer open areas that are 40 to 55 percent.

About Cambridge Architectural
Cambridge Architectural, a division of U.S. Cambridge, Maryland-based Cambridge International, is the most experienced full-service provider of architectural mesh systems for both interior and exterior building applications. As the world leader in tensioned mesh systems, Cambridge Architectural metal fabric solutions lend unique aesthetic appeal, functionality, affordability and sustainable benefits to a variety of structures interior and exterior. Cambridge Architectural offers full system design, engineering and collaboration from concept through installation – in the most challenging building environments and under the strictest budgets. Cambridge Architectural metal fabric systems are categorized by the primary applications they serve, including parking structures, exterior shades, facades, canopies, curtains and others. As a member of the United States Green Building Council, Cambridge Architectural is committed to promoting methods, technology and products resulting in environmentally responsible and healthy buildings. The Cambridge Architectural team develops systems that meet or exceed LEED requirements and provides consultation and direction on a project-by-project basis. Visit for more information.


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