CityLink Sound Tube Melbourne, Australia
by Electrolight

Melbourne’s CityLink Sound Tube underwent a colourful change last month.

Electrolight was engaged by Transurban to transform the iconic Sound Tube bridge designed by Denton Corker Marshall 20 years ago.

As part of our design process, we explored lighting opportunities such as upgrading the existing lighting scheme, as well exploring new possibilities to enhance and articulate the unique architectural elements of the sound tube design using the latest in lighting technology.

Our scheme transforms the sound tube at night by highlighting its architectural features though the use of concealed light fittings that enhance the repetitive structural language of the architecture, washing light up the vertical face of the girder beams from both sides. The highly controllable LED colour selectable (RGBW) units can be controlled to provide infinite selection of colours and combinations allowing for themed content throughout the year.

The CityLink-Tullamarine corridor is one of Melbourne’s most heavily used roads, carrying about 210,000 vehicles a day in its busiest section.

The sound tube joins other iconic pieces of Melbourne infrastructure, such as the Bolte Bridge, in lighting up Melbourne.

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