Client: Transport for NSW
Location: Sydney, Australia
Completion date: 2017
Bollinger + Grohmann
Structure Consulting Engineers
Computational and Fabrication Modelling
‘Interloop’ hangs from central Sydney’s Wynyard Train Station ceiling, hovering above the escalators that travel underground. The vast twisting accordion-shaped sculpture is more than 160 feet in length and weaves in 244 wooden treads and four combs from the original escalators.
Whilst paying homage to the past, it also, simultaneously, signifies the future. Studio Chris Fox was tasked with creating a unique heritage interpretation artwork that celebrated the stories and journeys of the people that had used these escalators for over 80 years. The result is a placemaking landmark that embodies a shared sensory memory. The installation cleverly re-uses the original wooden treads, re-calibrating them in an innovative, engaging form that challenges the possibilities of heritage interpretation.
Design and delivery of iconic landmark public artwork for Wynyard Station, part of the Sydney CBD train network.
Awards / 2018 World Architecture Festival shortlist for the World Interior of the Year / 2018 National Trust Heritage Award for Most Outstanding Project of the Year / 2018 National Trust Heritage Award for Education and Interpretation / 2018 Interpretation Australia Awards of Excellence, Judges Choice