Contributing extensively to the Wynyard Station upgrade by Transport NSW, AR-MA was instrumental in realizing the permanent sculpture, Interloop, by artist Chris Fox. The project involved repurposing timber treads from the replaced heritage escalators into a 50-meter-long hanging sculpture near the York St entrance, suspended above their original location.

AR-MA was brought on board as computational specialists to oversee the parametric design, documentation, and fabrication output. To facilitate this, we developed a tailored parametric design tool that offered continual visual feedback. This tool enabled real-time manipulation, evaluation, and sculpting of the artwork. In addition, we coordinated the existing site using 3D Laser Scanning, a critical step that allowed the design team to seamlessly integrate the on-site reality and preemptively avoid any potential clashes.

The entire sculpture was designed for manufacture as prefabricated modules, assembled in the factory, and installed on site within a compact 48-hour timeframe. To ensure the project was delivered punctually and with precise accuracy, AR-MA implemented a comprehensive design to manufacture pipeline that spanned from the early design phase to fabrication, assembly, and final installation.

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Chris Fox
  • Structure Consulting Engineers
Josh Raymond