The recent redevelopment of Melbourne Airport's T2 International Arrivals Hall incorporates Sculptform Click-on Battens throughout the interiors walls, ceilings and signage. Lead Architects, Grimshaw, produced a design that exudes elegance and well-considered composition.
The design needed to leave good first impressions and allow smooth functionality. Sculptform Click-on battens, in Australian Spotted Gum, are featured throughout, most notably with their use to create the prominent illuminating ‘Melbourne’ sign - which is fast becoming iconic.
The Melbourne Sign
A large glowing sign, which reads ‘MELBOURNE‘, protrudes from a wall situated as people arrive into the terminal. It is a beautiful backdrop for travellers, illuminating the many special moments.
Sculptform's pre-construction team devised a complex custom solution to achieve the concept, which involved each batten being cut into different depths, each with recessed lighting. No batten was cut the same.
The project includes a contemporary indoor façade spanning 420m2– the same size as a Boeing 787 Dreamliner wing area, with more seating, a larger dwelling area, and enhanced signage to improve traveller experiences.
Integrated lighting acts as a wayfinding device to guide passengers towards terminals, elevators, escalators, and restrooms. Lighting is easily integrated into Click-on Battens, as they can be cut with precision for a clean finish.