Tag: Apple Federation Square

Federation Square by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 27 Aug 2019

Federation Square earns heritage status for cultural significance

The Heritage Council of Victoria has determined that Federation Square is to be added to the Victorian Heritage Register.

The now-axed design of the Apple flagship store in Federation Square.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 5 Aug 2019

Public consultation period begins on review of Federation Square’s future

The Victorian government has begun a public consultation process over the governance of Melbourne’s Federation Square and the “way it functions as a public place.”

The design of the proposed Apple flagship store in Federation Square by Foster and Partners.
News | Linda Cheng | 5 Apr 2019

Heritage Victoria spurns ‘unacceptable’ Fed Square demolition plan, Apple store canned

Heritage Victoria has rejected Federation Square management’s application to demolish the Yarra Building to make way for a Foster and Partners-designed Apple store.

Refreshed design of the Apple flagship store in Federation Square.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Feb 2019

Apple Fed Square detractors launch symbolic buy-back crowdfunding campaign

A group of campaigners seeking to stop the construction of an Apple shop in Federation Square has launched a symbolic bid to buy back the precinct for the public.

Refreshed design of the Apple flagship store in Federation Square.
News | Linda Cheng | 31 Jan 2019

Fed Square applies for demolition permit to make way for Apple shop

A permit application has been submitted for the demolition of the Yarra building at Federation Square to make way for the construction of an Apple store.

Federation Square by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Oct 2018

Fed Square recommended for heritage protection

The executive director of the Heritage Victoria has recommended that Federation Square should be included on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Refreshed design of the Apple flagship store in Federation Square.
News | Linda Cheng | 7 Sep 2018

Council report slams Foster and Partners’ revised Apple Fed Square proposal

A City of Melbourne planning officers’ report has lambasted the revised designs for an Apple flagship store at Federation Square by Foster and Partners.

Federation Square by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart.
News | Linda Cheng | 23 Aug 2018

Fed Square granted interim heritage protection

Melbourne’s Federation Square has been granted a four-month reprieve from the “imminent threat [to] its cultural heritage significance.”

Federation Square by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart.
News | Linda Cheng | 1 Aug 2018

Federation Square nominated for state heritage listing

The National Trust fast-tracked its nomination for Federation Square to be added to the Victorian Heritage Register due to “significant changes proposed” on the site.

Refreshed design of the Apple flagship store in Federation Square.
News | Linda Cheng | 20 Jul 2018

Federation Square Apple store redesigned

Federation Square has released refreshed designs of the proposed Apple flagship store, which have been significantly altered following a series of design workshops.

The Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square designed by Lyons Architecture and IADV.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 May 2018

Australia’s first ‘national survey’ of Indigenous design

A “national survey” of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design will feature in an exhibition that will take place in Federation Square.

Federation Square designed by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart, completed in 2002.
Discourse | Graeme Davison | 21 Feb 2018

For what shall it profit a city if it loses its civic soul? A plea to preserve Melbourne’s Fed Square

Monash University’s professor of history Graeme Davison considers Melbourne’s long-held dreams for a civic square, and cautions against the proposed Apple store “may be a first perilous step down the slippery slope towards full commercialisation.”

The proposed Apple Federation Square store by Foster and Partners.
Discourse | Ron Jones | 16 Feb 2018

Design of Apple Fed Square requires a fundamental rethink

Landscape architect and urban designer Ron Jones considers the concept proposal for an Apple store at Federation Square.

The proposed Apple Federation Square store by Foster and Partners.
News | Linda Cheng | 15 Feb 2018

Foster and Partners’ Apple Fed Square design to be supervised by steering committee

A new steering committee, formed in response to the City of Melbourne’s concerns, has developed a set of principles that will guide the design development of the Apple store in Federation Square.

The proposed Apple Federations Square store by Foster and Partners.
News | Linda Cheng | 9 Feb 2018

Victorian Greens, City of Melbourne urge radical rethink of Apple Fed Square

The Victorian Greens has told the state government to “go back to the drawing board” and City of Melbourne will lobby for a “significant redesign” of the Apple store at Federation Square.

The proposed Apple Federations Square store by Foster and Partners.
Discourse | Vanessa Bird | 30 Jan 2018

Vanessa Bird: Federation Square needs a masterplan

Vanessa Bird, president of the Victorian chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, argues that a detailed masterplan is sorely needed to ensure proposed changes to Melbourne’s Federation Square are successful.

The proposed Apple Federations Square store by Foster and Partners.
Discourse | Tania Davidge | 22 Dec 2017

How’d you like them Apples?

Tania Davidge says that the Victorian government has offered Melbourne’s “heart and soul” to Apple with a site for a new store on Federation Square. “Quite frankly, the price is too high.”

The Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square designed by Lyons Architecture and IADV.
Discourse | Jefa Greenaway | 22 Dec 2017

Cultural adaption and resilience in Federation Square

Apple’s entrance into Melbourne Federation Square spells the relocation of the Koorie Heritage Trust, but could this move offer opportunities to meaningfully engage with the Indigenous community in the spirit of reconciliation?

The proposed Apple Federations Square store by Foster and Partners.
Discourse | Donald Bates | 21 Dec 2017

Donald Bates: Why I support an Apple flagship store at Federation Square

Donald Bates, whose practice Lab Architecture Studio originally designed Federation Square, explains his reasons for supporting the Victorian government’s decision to demolish part of the square to make way for an Apple retail outlet.

The proposed Apple Federations Square store by Foster and Partners.
News | Linda Cheng | 20 Dec 2017

Fed Square building to be razed for Apple store by Foster and Partners

Apple, Federation Square and the Victorian government have jointly announced that a building in the iconic, publicly owned precinct will be demolished to make way for a new flagship store.