How one building can trigger a community spirit: #Melbourne's Federation Sq @GlobalSitePlans http…

How one building can trigger a community spirit: #Melbourne's Federation Sq @GlobalSitePlans http…

Melbourne’s Federation square was built in 2002, as a critical response to the failures of past developments on the site. Dating back to the 1960s, with the Gas and Fuel Corporation buildings that occupied the site, the redevelopment sought to connect the city to the waterfront, as well as the important Flinders train station . The development was to serve as a mixed-use space for an active public domain. Melbourne Federation Square, used by the public. The development came after a tough architectural competition in 1997, involving some big names in architecture such as ARM architecture and DCM Architecture . The chosen development, by Lab Architecture Studio in partnership with Bates Smart , would create several new five-storey buildings throughout the site, but would also focus on developing the public realm. This, therefore, involved using the new buildings to create al...

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