Exterior Architectural Illumination

Sound Tube

  • Company
    Electrolight
  • Lead Designer
    Electrolight - design lead: Jess Perry
  • Categories
    Winner in Exterior Architectural Illumination
  • Location
    Melbourne, Australia, Australia

Designed over 20 years ago, the CityLink Sound Tube has become an iconic Melbourne landmark. Electrolight was engaged to explore ways to enhance and compliment the architecture of the structure using light. Our design vision was for a lighting scheme that would transforms the Sound Tube at night by highlighting its architectural features though the use of cleverly concealed fittings, seamlessly married to the arches for optimum impact. Light enhances 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 Sound Tube doubles as a clever branding device, celebrating major Melbourne events through light and colour; it’s also a welcome portal, building wonder & excitement as you pass through the tunnel and out into the city beyond.