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    Centennial Park Labyrinth starts to take shape

Centennial Park Labyrinth

Construction of the much-anticipated Centennial Park Labyrinth is well underway, with trials completed and work beginning on the concrete pour to create the base.

Following the sod-turning ceremony in February to mark the start of the project’s construction phase, the architects and builders trialled a sectional piece (known as a prototype) of the cut sandstone to test quality, accuracy and to test tolerances with the stone and the joins.

This incredibly intricate project will see over 1,500 individual pieces of stone cut to precision to create an 18m wide, 11 circuit sandstone labyrinth!

Below are some progress shots of the builders in action, and if you would like to know more about the background to this fascinating project, head to our project webpage.

The Centennial Park Labyinth is based on the design of the ancient labyrinth found in Chatres Cathedral in France.

The Centennial Park Labyinth is based on the design of the ancient labyrinth found in Chatres Cathedral in France.

With over 1,500 indivudual pieces to assemble and working with two types of Australian stone, the labyrinth will not only be functional buy beautiful.

With over 1,500 indivudual pieces to assemble and working with two types of Australian stone, the labyrinth will not only be functional but beautiful.

One of the challenges is to create a flat base for the Labyrinth - this image shows the rise of the land that has to be accommodated as part of the project.

One of the challenges is to create a flat base for the Labyrinth – this image shows the rise of the land that has to be accommodated as part of the project.

We’ll post regular updates as the project progresses.

 


Centennial Parkands’ Sustainable Parklands Program aims to deliver a range of improvement projects to upgrade our facilities, environment, infrastructure, and general presentation.  In accordance with the Centennial Park Master Plan 2040, we will also deliver a number of new infrastructure additions over coming years. Find out more here.

 

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