A new pedestrian and cycle bridge built over Anzac Parade features perforated panels anodised by Universal Anodisers.
Designed by Hassell Architects and built by Lend Lease for the NSW Government, the pedestrian and cycle bridge aims to provide safer and more direct access for spectators, residents and cyclists travelling to and from major events in the Moore Park precinct and the city.
Several environmental factors including heritage, visual amenity, urban design, impact to trees, parkland, traffic and transport were considered when planning the bridge. The perforated pattern was designed by Hassell Architects, inspired by the dappled light of the fig leaves on Anzac Parade. The golden tones of the morning sun are depicted in the finish.
Called the Albert (Tibby) Cotter Walkway after an Australian fast bowler, the bridge features a six-metre wide deck and perforated aluminium panels anodised by Universal Anodisers in Satin Hardcoat Oriental Gold. The metallic lustre of the anodised finish not only provides a striking look to the bridge but will also ensure low downstream maintenance as it creates a very hard surface that will not peel or deteriorate.
Anodising is the perfect choice for perforated aluminium due to the consistency of coverage on the aluminium surface and equally within the perforation.