Dundee City Square has been transformed this morning as work gets underway to build a giant sensory maze.
The Arboria Luminarium, designed by Architects of Air, will be in the City Square as part of the Dundee Summer Streets Festival this weekend.
Today, City Square is taped off as workmen install the inflatable structure, which will be 182ft long and 105ft wide.
Described as individual worlds “apart from the normal and everyday”, “luminaria” are inspired by Islamic and Gothic architecture.
The giant sculpture, described as if “walking through a stained-glass window” or being “inside a futuristic space station” will offer a maze of kaleidoscopic tunnels and pods for festival goers to explore and relax in, while listening to a soothing soundscape.
Inspired by Indian architecture the structure will use light, colour and sound to create a calming and immersive experience suitable for all ages and is also wheelchair friendly.
Architects of Air say it should be a “calming, comforting and exciting” space for people to explore, adding: “Its distinctive element is in the rendering of domes.
“The geometric solid, the dodecahedron, provides the basis for the outer domes but in Miracoco the geometry is made more precise by using reinforced restraints to define the form.
“The engineered design and the working of the illuminated seams enhance the sense of underlying structure.
“Inside the visitor discovers a spiral lattice of scintillating points of light that shine from a field of shimmering hues.”