Wednesday, February 8, 2012

412-2.0 Schematic Design + Precedents : Glenwood site

Federation Square : Melbourne, Australia
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Federation Square sits adjacent to the Yarra River and Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia.  Nestled along the river, a level above a walking and bike path, are small bars and restaurants. Another level up is the open public space surrounding by the Ian Potter Centre, BMW Edge, Transport Hotel and Bar along with other buildings, restaurants and an Atrium.  The space has an outdoor theater, free public wifi, constant art installations and has a multitude of events going on any given day.  
Vertically speaking it is a welcome transition from the taller city buildings to the river street-scape.

credit: Allison Wilson

Fed Square Creative Program encourages free public art throughout year round.

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