The Path at St Martin’s in-the-Veld is the installation of the Santa Rosa Labyrinth in celebration of the centenary of this church.
- Client: St Martin’s in-the-Veld
- Project Type: Labyrinth
About this Project
The Path at St Martin’s in-the-Veld is the installation of the Santa Rosa Labyrinth in celebration of the centenary of this church. This is a neo-medieval four-quadrant seven-circuit design built with SmartStone cast stone pavers. This Path is an acknowledgement of the one hundred years of St Martin’s – and a legacy project for the next one hundred years.
SmartStone Paduan 255 x 55 x 50 mm pavers, colour Charcoal, were selected for the labyrinth path, with SmartStone Highveld 105 x 150 x 50 mm cobble, colour Sandstone for the borders (the ‘maze’ for the labyrinth is a single path). The outer margin was set on a concrete beam, for which SmartStone Huguenot 150 x 150 x 50 mm cobbles, colour Charcoal, were chosen. The work was completed by SA Paving.
There is a bench at the entrance and a central seat built from Sandstone blocks incorporating low wattage down lights to illuminate the labyrinth throughout the night; the seat faces the cross atop the steeple so as to reflect and enjoy the beauty of the gardens.
A granite plinth is installed engraved with the memorial plaque and donors of Labryses.
Another labyrinth was completed at the St Benedict’s Retreat comprising Corobrik 220 x 110 x 55 mm clay pavers: Namaqua for the pathway and Ironstone for the borders.