Melbourne Metro Tunnel

T Projects were a project partner for the Metro Tunnel Project. The $11b Metro Tunnel is building twin 9km tunnels and five new underground stations throughout central Melbourne. 

 

We worked on the project from the bid stage in 2017 through to the presentation of artists concept designs in 2020. We developed the creative vision for the Creative Program including the temporary and the Legacy Artwork Program, which aimed to deliver permanent art commissions in each of the five new stations.

The Legacy Artwork Program will provide world-class public art experiences for visitors and users of the Metro Tunnel, ensuring the stations are must-see destinations and enhancing Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital. Six major works will be commissioned, comprising five works for the new stations

 

A diverse range of artists were shortlisted and then selected by an expert panel, members included Max Delaney, Natalie King, Kimberly Moulton, Donald Bates, Max Coffman and Jill Garner. The artists selected will have the opportunity to work with the contractor design and architectural teams to ensure their creations are embedded in the station design, setting a new benchmark in public transport infrastructure. The final station artists are expected to be announced soon.