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Federation Square Is Getting an Inflatable Walk-In Labyrinth This Summer

Arboria is a huge immersive installation, inspired by the forest.
By Libby Curran
December 12, 2017
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Federation Square Is Getting an Inflatable Walk-In Labyrinth This Summer

Arboria is a huge immersive installation, inspired by the forest.
By Libby Curran
December 12, 2017
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This January, Melbourne's Federation Square will play host to a fun new addition in Arboria — a huge, blow-up sculpture featuring a walk-through labyrinth of winding tunnels and lofty domes.

On exhibition from January 6–28, the inflatable structure takes its inspiration from the forest, incorporating tree-like spaces, stylised leaf patterns and a soundscape from Ecuador's Mindo cloud forest, to create an immersive, multi-sensory experience for visitors young and old.

A maze of pods and domes leads to a stunning central space, where massive columns and soaring Gothic-style windows mirror those of Chapter House at the UK's York Minster cathedral.

It's the work of world-renowned group Architects of Air, who've created and exhibited a whole series of these 'luminaria' structures across the globe.

Arboria will be open from 10am–8pm daily between January 6 and 28. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for concession holders and $14 for kids, available soon from the Fed Square website

Image: Jesus Fernandez via Architects of Air. 

Published on December 12, 2017 by Libby Curran

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