Airport Central Station elevates the passenger experience beyond a commute to an inviting, intuitive, convenient, and safe journey that delivers a seamless connection between the airport terminal and the train, connecting the Perth Hills and the CBD.
Its highly recognisable building form brings to life the Public Transport Authority’s objective to provide Perth Airport with the most appealing transport mode .
The roof’s complex geometry uses aerodynamic references to expand on the idea of travel while preventing glare from impeding control tower operations, accommodating the skylight and opening 260-degree views.
Amplification of transparency and natural light are instrumental in this departure from typical underground, artificially lit station environments. A central void visually connects the station’s 3 levels and pulls natural light from the skylight to the underground platform.
Light, colour, materials, wayfinding ease and seamlessly integrated technical services combine to create a calming, decompression zone, offering patrons respite from aircraft confines.
As the new rail gateway to Western Australia, Airport Central Station needed to deliver a premium transit experience, an innovative and sustainable design approach, and state-of-the-art technology features – the final product did not disappoint.
The station design incorporates aviation and indigenous themes related to travel, and seamlessly integrates with the airport terminal to provide passengers with a convenient and first-class travel experience.Client perspective
Adrian Shambler, Design Manager
Andrew McKenzie, Design Manager
Archie Temelcos, Lead Architect
Ashliegh Taylor, Design Team
Belinda Thompson, BIM Manager
Byron Last, Modeler
Carmen Du, Landscape Architect
Chris Williamson, Peer Reviewer
Daniel Maher, Project Manager
David McKay, Modeler
Fode Minte, Design Manager
Gennaro Di Dato, Design Lead
Giuseppe Vestrucci, Design Lead
Greg Cater, Landscape Architect
Isaac MacCormack, Design Team
Jean-Luc Soldatic, Modeler
Krystal McKenzie, Modeler
Mark Bredmeyer, Lead Architect
Martin Coyle, Lead Landscape Architect
Nicole Liu, Landscape Architect
Ralph Nowoisky, Landscape Architect
Ricardo Kiperman, Discipline Lead
Rob Naybour, Peer Reviewer
Shaun Miller, Modeler
Steve Hansen, Landscape Architect
Tatiana Volkova, Design Architect
Tim Nicholls, Design Lead
Travis Walsh, Design Team
Geodata, Tunnels & Shafts, underground structures
GHD, Civil Consultant
GHD, Electrical Consultant
GHD, ESD Consultant
GHD, Project Manager
GHD, Structural Engineer
Hitachi Rail, Signalling Technology
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