A growing population in Australia’s most populous city calls for innovative design, so when the New South Wales State Government commissioned construction of the Wynyard Walk, accredited fabricator Stoddart stepped up to the challenge. The Wynyard Walk forms one of several solutions to break congestion in the Sydney central business district, allowing pedestrians to move from the Wynyard transport hub to the new development at Barangaroo waterfront in six minutes, avoiding steep hills, busy intersections and inclement weather events.
With an estimated 75,000 commuters using the busy hub every day, traffic flow is expected to increase to 110,000 over the next seven years in what is traditionally Sydney’s third busiest station. The tunnel will become the main arterial connection between Barangaroo and the city’s transport network and provides vital infrastructure into the future.
The Kent Street level incorporates an extraordinary twenty-metre digital media screen which showcases flowing images of time, travel and places from all over Sydney throughout history, providing commuters with a far more entertaining commute than traditional toilet-block-tiled underground tunnels.
For tens of thousands of commuters who daily traverse the tunnel, Wynyard Walk is a time and energy saving alternative to the street level traffic roulette they once faced. The added bonus is the stunning, aesthetically pleasing surrounds, the shiny panels and beautiful architecture, all of which was made possible by the use of stainless steel.
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This article was provided by the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association, a non-profit industry group that supports Australia’s stainless steel industry. For information visit www.assda.asn.au