Australian based company DesignInc has come up with the creative design for a hovering ‘sky-bridge’ that will link Perth Airport to a new train terminal. The plans are scheduled for completion in late 2020.
The new bridge is set to stretch between the currently Under-Construction Airport Central Station, and the T1 Terminal car park. The inspiration for the bridge was taken from Perth’s picturesque Swan River. DesignInc aims to create a ‘seamless, easy to use, intuitive and high-quality experience’ for passengers.
DesignIncs creative portfolio includes architecture and artistic designs for hospitals, laboratories, sports centres, schools, workplaces and multi-residential communities.
‘We think about every project in terms of environmental sustainability, and seek design solutions that are good for people, good for the planet,’ DesignInc said in a statement.
“[Our] scheme is a visually rich and textural addition to the Perth Airport environment; an addition that will provide airport users with a unique sensory experience as they transit between the new Airport Central Rail Station and the terminal buildings,” said DesignInc principal, George Wong, on the constantly evolving project.
The ‘skin,’ or outside casing of the walkway will feature snake-like lined panels, which will create a transparent and weatherproof enclosure which is set to allow natural light, and ventilation into the bridge’s interior. The bridge’s design also takes creative notes from textural landscapes and from the form of a wattle seedpod, having a ‘rhythmic sense of nature’.
“Infrastructure and public spaces, and the association between the two are growing in the right direction. A lot of our projects are addressing not just the big urban issues of transport and placemaking, but environmental issues and community consultation as well,” said Anthony Quan, the Sydney director of DesignInc.
According to the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia, the $1.86 billion Forrestfield Airport line is expected to carry an average of 20,000 trips a day once it is fully running by 2021.
More information is still to come.