SHFA commissioned Noxon Giffen for the design and documentation of a canopy over existing escalators that link Pyrmont Bridge in Darling Harbour with the Market Street Pedestrian Bridge.
The design intent is to create a robust, low maintenance canopy to provide weather protection to the escalators, while maximising transparency and maintaining the vista across to Darling Harbour.
The solution provides a steel superstructure from which hangs a light and permeable glazed wall system. Large wind loads on the 8m tall lower level facade are countered by steel cable trusses which maintain structural lightness.
APP Project Management
Lighting Design Partnership
Davis Langdon Cost Consultants
Richard Glover Photography