A spectacular gold perforated metal underpass featuring a new and exclusive Arrow Metal pattern is giving Como train station passengers a first-class experience from path to platform.
The Arrow Metal team collaborated with DesignInc architects and DEGNAN builders to clad the walkway and lift area as part of the station’s $20m-plus upgrade, perforating each panel in our brand new Pattern-2319 design, an energetic mix of small to medium perforations.
Veiled in a luxurious Champagne Gold finish, the panels were additionally customised by our expert design team to include the station’s name, whilst maintaining pattern continuation and style.
To create Como station’s unique underpass, each 3mm aluminium panel had to be individually perforated and cut to a specific size and shape, to match the angular installation requirements. Using supplied CAD files, each panel was punched with unperforated margins for seamless pattern flow.
For the COMO wording, Arrow Metal’s design team used only one hole size for the font, creating subtle and sophisticated signage that stands out amongst scattered Pattern-2319.
Our new pattern features five different diameters of holes placed at random in a straight pitch. Drawn by our in-house team, Pattern-2319 profile is our latest release for architects and designers wanting high-end, statement perforated metal designs, following on from our geometric Deco range and hexagon Cosmic collection.
One of the most eye-catching design features of Como station’s new perforated metal underpass is the open shaft from the platform above, which floods the walkway with natural light.
This made a Champagne Gold anodised finish the ideal choice for the panels, to not only reflect the daylight but to contrast with the shaft’s surrounding safety mesh.
Other innovative design features at Como train station include a new solar photovoltaic glass canopy system that will provide the station with clean energy. Delivered through Transport for NSW Transport Access Program, Como station also has improved accessibility, amenities, CCTV, and lighting, creating a modern and safe transport hub for the whole community.
Arrow Metal has extensive expertise in manufacturing perforated metal for public sector transport projects, delivering custom and made-to-order panels that meet all quality, budget, and timescale requirements.
Take a look at some of our other public transport projects, including Hazelbrook train station, Harris Park train station, Brisbane’s ferry terminals, and the incredible architectural footbridge at Oatley train station.
To make a perforated metal enquiry for your next project, call our team on (02) 9748 2200 or contact us online here.