The design was inspired by wandering lines and the magnetic energy of iron filings. The design assists way-finding between the station precinct and the shopping centre and acts as a point of focus and interest, drawing visitors towards a centre of activity. One of the main aims of the design was to enhance the perception of safety and prestige. The lighting design acts a magnet to encourage visitors to explore the facilities available beyond the immediate station area.
Utilising high efficiency, long life fluorescent fixtures, the lighting scheme achieves all of the projects objectives as well as meeting the requirements of the Australian Standards. Yellow was incorporated into the lighting design to re enforce the primary brand colour provided by the client. The right balance of yellow and white light was a crucial design consideration. Different length fluorescent tubes were utilised to accentuate a perception of movement and activity overhead.
It was a solution that sought to minimise the number of light poles along the footpaths of the shared use zone.
The catenary design was original and challenging in the design of the curvature of the lines and their integrated installation with the built form.