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Folium Landscape Architecture
Prime Projects Construction
Stonewash Paving Collection, Charcoal
Gale Force Photography
Pharlap Parade, Baldivis Square is the centrepiece within a new community 25 minutes south of Perth. The owners wanted a community hub, rather than just a shopping precinct, that could be used by the local residents as a place to meet as well as shop.
A modern interpretation of a Mediterranean village square was achieved using masonry pavers in three colours, laid in a random herringbone lock pattern to the main thoroughfare. Semi-formal pedestrian crossings were formed using smaller pavers in a different colour running across the roadway. Car parking bays were delineated using a different coloured paver, with a lighter paver used to mark the bay edges.
The design required bespoke colours with a washed aggregate finish to the pavers, using 80-millimetre-thick units to both accommodate heavy commercial traffic and comply with local authority rules.