It will be a case of it’s all happening at Ed.Square in the next few days with the opening of top notch children’s play area on Thursday , new shops and the unveiling of brilliant artwork that pays homage to the history of the site.
Boost Juice, Medispecs, The Shed Café and Manhattan Jewellery will open their doors to the public on the same day and will be joined by Just Sport in July.
The new shops and amenities will open up the south mall precinct in Ed.Square town centre.
Designed by Three Fishes in partnership with Tilt Industrial Design, the 120 sqm new indoor children’s play area will be located on the ground level of the town centre.
It will comprise two age-specific playscape areas.
The junior area for kids aged up to four years will feature a junior cube with a crawl tube, vertical forest, and activity wall. There will also be an inclusive kaleidoscope cubby for children of all ages and abilities to explore.
A key feature in the main area for kids aged from three to seven years are the hanging pods, which measure up to 3.8-metres off the ground. Ideal for climbing, the gumnut-shaped hanging pods are inspired by the native species in the area and come down from the attached slide.
There is also a mini trampoline, rock climbing wall and two additional slides in the area to keep little ones entertained.
Plenty of seating, a new fully fitted parents’ room and toilets will be nearby to complete the family-friendly space, and with an abundance of dining and coffee choices in the Town Centre, parents are well looked after.
“The design of the play space ensures that children can safely challenge themselves, socialise, learn from each other and enjoy time with their families,” says Amanda Whittle, senior property manager at Frasers Property Australia.
Two new artworks, Bloom and Ping Pong 1000, designed by James Dive from Scoundrel Projects, will bring a visual boost to the town centre of Ed.Square.
Bloom connects the main internal thoroughfares of the centre with an assortment of 15 huge poppy flower designs vertically suspended from the ceiling.
The piece pays homage to the site’s heritage as the former Ingleburn army camp site, the first purpose-built camp to train Australian infantry for combat in World War II.
Ping Pong 1000 is a playful representation of a seemingly endless table tennis tournament being played by people from all sections of the community.
The artwork features hundreds of faces, with no two faces the same, on spirited bodies playing countless ping pong matches around countless ping pong tables.
The active scene is activated by the image of hundreds of ping pong balls that appear to fly right towards the viewer.
To complement the opening of the south mall, there will be four days of family fun from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27 featuring performances from the Hot Potato Band, workshops and dance classes from the Bindi Bosses, for the those with an artistic flair, workshops from Candy and Canvas and for those who are those brave enough, a Silent Disco where you get your own set of headphones to dance like no one is watching!