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About this project

Arrow Metal experts were called in to interpret motion through metal for the ceiling of the new Wynyard to Barangaroo walkway tunnel. Designed by Woods Bagot to give a sense of flow, materials selection was crucial to achieve the architect’s vision of movement.

Flow of light through custom-manufactured perforated metal

Arrow Metal manufactured bespoke perforated stainless steel ceiling panels to create a futuristic, fluid stream of light in the 180m-long tunnel, which takes pedestrians from Sydney’s busy Wynyard transport interchange to the fast-growing business precinct at Barangaroo in just six minutes.

Working on the $306million project from inception, Arrow Metal’s collaborative custom process began with design concepts. Samples were fabricated through its specialised tooling process, which can be configured to offer thousands of different perforation patterns, before final design and manufacture.

Wynyard to Barangaroo walkway tunnel: A world-class pedestrian link

Four years in the making, the nine-metre wide Wynyard to Barangaroo walkway tunnel opened in September 2016. Transporting up to 20,000 pedestrians an hour, the accessible pedestrian link forms a key part of the development of Sydney CBD’s western corridor and waterfront.

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