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Argyle Square Piazza Carlton

This Award Winning project presented a wide range of construction challenges with specific project features including artwork and intricate stonemasonry. The City of Melbourne design team commissioned artist team, Italian Porphyry to create the central artwork and piazza paving.

The result of this collaboration is a new and uniquely Melbourne space that features a bronze solar clock surrounded by traditional handcrafted paving. To determine solar time, visitors interact with the artwork casting their shadow onto the pavement. The stonemasonry is a combination of mixed red and grey porphyry stone cubes in contrast with white stone. This project won the Master Builders Association of Victoria, 2006 Awards for Excellence in Stonemasonry.

Client - City of Melbourne