The path to the viewing platform is a slatted tunnel alluding to Broken Hill’s past rising up to light – the future. Entry is ground based, narrow and dark hinting to that of a mine. As you walk in you leave the past behind. The tunnel cleanses, informs and prepares for the viewing of the amazing array of 600,000 photovoltaic cell panels. The array is only seen at the tunnel’s end.
Striped light from the gaps between the timber slats drenches visitors as they walk up. Shadow = the dirty limited past. Light = the clean infinite future. Walls are full height steel trusses clad both sides in slats creating moire patterns when moving through the tunnel.
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