News | A City of Melbourne planning officers’ report has lambasted the revised designs for an Apple flagship store at Federation Square by Foster and Partners.
News | Melbourne’s Federation Square has been granted a four-month reprieve from the “imminent threat [to] its cultural heritage significance.”
News | 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.
News | Federation Square has released refreshed designs of the proposed Apple flagship store, which have been significantly altered following a series of design workshops.
News | A “national survey” of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design will feature in an exhibition that will take place in Federation Square.
Discourse | 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.”
Discourse | Landscape architect and urban designer Ron Jones considers the concept proposal for an Apple store at Federation Square.
News | 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.
News | 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.
Discourse | 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.
Discourse | 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.”
Discourse | 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?
Discourse | 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.
News | 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.