Jadecross Lighting Solutions collaborated with WSP to deliver specialist lighting services for all eight new Sydney Metro stations developed as part of the first phase of Sydney's new driverless railway system.
The new stations include Rouse Hill, Cherrybrook, Castle Hill, Showground, Norwest, Bella Vista, Kellyville and Cudgegong Road, and are characterised by "order, simplicity and resilience", according to Ross del la Motte, principal of Hassell, which was responsible for the project's architecture and landscape architecture.
Jadecross and WSP worked with Star Electrical to meet Hassell's fundamental brief, selecting Ligman's highly engineered lighting technology to provide a solution-oriented outcome.
Many of the stations were built to an impressive scale, complete with enormous elliptical canopies. The luminaires selected for the project, therefore, needed to proportionately match the scale of the stations. Ligman produced large custom-sized Tango post tops for every station, maintaining consistency in function and form.
Adaptability was also an important requirement for the Tango fittings without compromising on performance since these would be utilised throughout multiple spaces of the stations for varying functions. For instance, lighting for commuter pathways would be different from area lighting requirements.
By using different optics within each Tango based on its location, the lighting solutions team was able to create a uniform appearance while still delivering customised optics tailored to the needs of the specific area.