About this project
The renovation of Chatswood transport interchange is blooming after Arrow Metal created a series of floral metallic perforated metal pictures to decorate its pillars.
The perforated metal pictures were manufactured for the team at design studio Di Emme, who transformed a series of stunning illustrations into artwork to decorate surfaces at the $360m interchange.
Di Emme turned to Arrow Metal to bring their artistic vision to life, an intensive project which involved customised tooling, allowing for panel breaks, sheet size and technical limitations.
Creating customised perforated metal pictures
Di Emme supplied photographs of each panel’s intricate nature-inspired image to Arrow Metal in digital JPEG format. These were then translated by Arrow Metal into CAD drawings to give an accurate representation of how the finished panels would look.
Any required changes to the design can be made at CAD stage, and once approved the drawings are used to control state-of-the-art punching machinery for precise perforation of the design into metal.
Arrow Metal worked closely with Di Emme to ensure the finished design would be an exact replication of their original artwork illustration.
As an on-going project for Di Emme, the next phase of their work at Chatswood transport interchange will see backlit perforated metal panels installed on the walkways and stairways.
Chatswood transport interchange: The heart of Chatswood
One of Sydney’s busiest transport hubs, the new Chatswood transport interchange offers first-class accessible transport links for pedestrians, trains and bus services.
Featuring public retail areas, a foodcourt and towering residential apartments, the new interchange is designed to unite the East and West halves of the town, creating a new pedestrian link to Chatswood Oval. Floating glass canopies, open-air bus terminals and skyways allow a visible connection to the surrounding area.
The use of artwork throughout the mixed-use development is key to building a sense of local identity and heritage, reinforcing the interchange as Chatswood’s geographic heart.