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Is Federation Square as good as it gets?

Is Federation Square as good as it gets?

Federation Square isn't the perfect place the critics of Apple's proposed store portray it as. There are better options than Apple but they'd be costly

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

There are downsides to Apple's new global flagship store in Fed Square, but there are benefits too. It might even broaden the Square's appeal to a wider cross section of Melburnians

Should Apple get a bite of Federation Square?

Should Apple get a bite of Federation Square?

Apple reportedly wants to establish an Apple store with a signature glass cube in Melbourne's Federation Square. Boring; there are more exciting ways to enhance Fed Square

Is the proposed development of Federation Square East a con?

Is the proposed development of Federation Square East a con?

Victoria's Napthine Government is inviting proposals for the development of Federation Square East. Sounds like a wonderful civic enhancement, but in an election year it's all about politics

Why is Federation Square such a success?

Why is Federation Square such a success?

The Landscape Architects Network says Melbourne's Federation Square is the sixth best public square in the world, tipping out the likes of Times Square. Why is it so successful?

Flinders St Station: is a grand vision the way to go?

Flinders St Station: is a grand vision the way to go?

The winner of the design competition for Melbourne's Flinders St station will be announced this week. It'll be a grand vision but a low key option seems more plausible and could make more sense

Flinders St Station: is a design competition a smart idea?

Flinders St Station: is a design competition a smart idea?

It now seems clear the Government’s Flinders Street Station Design Competition is about much more than merely restoring the station to its former glory. This could be a redevelopment project, albeit one that respects heritage values. According to this statement from Major Projects Victoria, the Government will be looking for: The best ideas from around […]

Some thoughts on the Myer Bourke St redevelopment

Some thoughts on the Myer Bourke St redevelopment

I had an interesting chat the other day with Roger Nelson, the architect whose firm, NH Architecture, designed the Myer renovation and the QV building, among others. My interest was sparked by a seminar Roger is slated to give later this month at Furnitex, the annual furniture and interiors industry expo, on the relationship between […]

Where are the (infrastructure) white elephants?

Where are the (infrastructure) white elephants?

Where are our infrastructure white elephants?

Did good design make Federation Square a success?

Did good design make Federation Square a success?

Melbourne has had a long and sorry history in its search for a successful city square, but it eventually all came good when Federation Square was opened to instant acclaim and popularity in 2002. So why do some places like Fed Square have “buzz” but others, like the previous attempt at a city square, seem […]