Lighting design for eight new railway stations and precincts as part of the new Sydney Metro North West. The lighting design focuses on improving the passenger experience using light for way-finding and the creation of activated, welcoming and well-lit spaces throughout the project.
Signature lighting scenes up-light the underground platforms connecting passengers with the time of day and lifting the space with light. System-wide, white light transitions from cool-white to warm-white for intuitive way-finding, while light-art creates station specific light experiences and atmospheres. Lighting is seamlessly integrated within the architecture and accentuates feature architectural elements like the soaring roof canopies.
The lighting design forms part of the public art plan within the station spaces and act like a rich and subtle barometer of place, journey & time.
At the mezzanine level, sky-lights with infinity mirrors reflect day-light deep into the spaces below. While at night, a single line of light creates an infinity effect of sparkling lines throughout the mirrored sky-lights.
At the platforms, a linear in-ground ‘light line’ interacts with train movement illuminating the new station signature colour when trains arrive and depart.
On arrival at a station, every entry concourse features a soaring canopy which is softly up-lit with a wash of very warm white light to highlight the curved timber finish. This is complemented with direct down-lights concealed in the canopy spine to provide welcoming ambient light below.