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SWRL, Glenfield to Leppington Rail Line- Integrated Art & Heritage Strategy

client John Holland Group for Transport for NSW

KI Studio, with assistance of AMBS, heritage consultants, developed the art and heritage strategy for the overall project.

The design resolution focused on delivering an integral scheme that combined heritage interpretation, contemporary art and built form elements in a consolidated and interactive manner. This approach delivers an engaging and uncluttered display in high pedestrian traffic areas at platform and interchange levels.

The design delivered a sustainable solution that demonstrates innovative approaches in infrastructure. Key aspects include:

• Economically: the integral approach allowed the client to maximise returns on invested capital by combining
budgets.

• Socially: expresses the cultural identity of the area, contributes to the sense of place, sustains the values of heritage places and landscapes and educates the surrounding community on the history of the locality. The displays included playful interpretations for children.

• Environmentally: the integration of green walls as part of the art works contributes to enhancing the micro-climate. The integration of artworks with built form elements provided an efficient use of materials, limiting carbon footprints.

The result is a fusion of integrated landscape/urban design, historical research, sustainable approaches, micro-climate and community education.

CREDITS & ATTRIBUTIONS

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  • Client - John Holland Group for Transport for NSW
  • Date Completed - 2010-2015
  • Expertise - Art and heritage strategy as part of the overall Urban and Landscape design documentation and site surveillance for the project