Federation Square decision cause for concern

The Australian Institute of Architects says there has been a lack of due process in the Victorian Government’s decision to allow the demolition of the Yarra Building in Federation Square and its replacement with a new Apple Flagship Store.

The Australian Institute of Architects have released a press release expressing their concern about the Apple Federation Square Decision

Victorian Chapter President Vanessa Bird said the decision has caused great concern within the architectural profession and broader community.

 

Key Quotes:

‘From an environmental perspective, the community expects a longer life from our public buildings and do not expect that they become landfill in just 15 years’

Vanessa Bird, Victorian President, Australian Institute of Architects

‘A range of questions have been left unanswered: Could the building be repurposed for a commercial use? Could Apple go into the Bourke Street Mall?Vanessa Bird, Victorian President, Australian Institute of Architects

 

Read the full press release here