Heart of stone Yagan Square is located in Perthâ€™s CBD in Western Australia. The project is an integral part of the Perth City Line development. The square is named after a famous warrior from the Noongar people. Stone supplier, UrbanStone has developed a reputation for its ability to bring locally quarried premium natural stone products to market, in particular granite. For this project, UrbanStone quarried in excess of 800 tonne of granite from two quarries located close to Bruce Rock, a town in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Bruce Rock (also known as Austral Juperana) and Austral Coffee granites were hand carved and processed to create over 1,000 individual pieces. They were used to
connect a number of enticing water features called the Source, the Drop, the Stream, the Scoop, North-East stream, the Cascade and Pool. The Yagan Square project is designed to be an inclusive, welcoming and interactive attraction that reflects the characteristics of the Western Australian landscape. The key stone elements, each weighing between one and 14 tonnes, were positioned by the MG Group using a number of cranes. Sculptures of black swans, swamp hens and gilgies feature in the tracks and trails of stone. Bruce Rock is a durable, beige/buff coloured fine grain granite with black specks. The surface can be honed, exfoliated or polished. From Tony Stock
AUSTRALIAN STONE - BEST CIVIC PROJECT PROJECT: Yagan Square CLIENT: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority ARCHITECTS: Lead architect, Lyons Architecture Melbourne and Iredale Pedersen Hook LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Aspect Studio WATERFRONT FEATURE ARTIST: Dr Jonathon Tarry CONSTRUCTION: Doric STONE SUPPLY: UrbanStone SUPPLIED STONE: Bruce Rock and Austral Coffee granite INSTALLATION: MG Group
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