Peter Bickle, Principal ARM Architecture

Allowing Apple to impose a symbol of its privatised, commercial imperatives is in clear opposition to the recognition of Federation Square as a public space belonging to us all.

I wish to give my support to the campaign to retain Federation Square as conceived, and built, as a public building and gathering space. Publicly funded buildings represent our collective aspirations and an opportunity for architecture to explore innovative ways to express those aspirations. Federation Square is one of those experimental buildings. It is recognised as a freely accessible destination within the city. Its unique architecture and public institutions represent its public importance. Allowing Apple to impose a symbol of its privatised, commercial imperatives is in clear opposition to the recognition of Federation Square as a public space belonging to us all.