Yagan Square

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"Wirin" sculpture by artist Tjyllyungoo
Digital Tower

Yagan Square is a component of the Perth City Link in Perth, Western Australia. It is situated between the Perth railway station, Horseshoe Bridge and the Perth Busport in the eastern part of the Perth City Link precinct,[1] occupying 1.1 hectares (2.7 acres).[2] Construction of the square began in February 2016,[3][4][5][6] and it was opened on 3 March 2018.[7]

The design has taken into account the place of significance to the indigenous people on whose land it is being built, the Noongar people of Perth, as well as the lakes that used to exist under what is now the Perth railway station and Wellington Street.[8]

On the south-western corner of Yagan Square is a 45-metre-high (148 ft) "digital tower",[9] with a wrap-around display screen 30 metres (98 ft) in diameter and 14 metres (46 ft) high.[10] Fourteen columns rising from the middle of the tower represent the fourteen Noongar language groups.[11]

Facing William Street, a 9-metre (30 ft) statue "Wirin", designed by Noongar artist Tjyllyungoo, represents the "sacred force of creative power that connects all life of boodja (mother earth)".[12][9]

References

  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions : Where is Yagan Square?". Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions : How big is Yagan Square?". Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Explore Yagan Square". Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Historic lakes inspire design for Yagan Square". Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Bonnie Christian (14 November 2014). "Government unveils $73m Yagan Square design for Perth city link". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Construction starts at Perth's Yagan Square WAtoday 14 February 2016
  7. ^ Jasmine Cookson (3 March 2018). "Perth's Yagan Square finally opens to the public". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  8. ^ "Yagan Square". Iredale pedersen hook. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Joe Spagnolo (18 February 2018). "Yagan Square to open on March 3". Perth Now. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  10. ^ "Digital tower construction". Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  11. ^ "Digital Tower". Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  12. ^ "Wirin". Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 

External links

Coordinates: 31°57′02″S 115°51′29″E / 31.9506°S 115.8581°E / -31.9506; 115.8581

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