Occupation of our public space by an incongruous Apple 'object' completely undermines the intrinsic nature and value of Fed Square.
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.Read more
The Apple concept store is an inappropriate commercialisation of a public space by a multinational conglomerate that incidentally avoids its social responsibility by avoiding paying tax in Australia.
We deserve to have our cultural institutions and public places, regardless of their age, protected for the use and enjoyment of future generations.
The Apple concept store is a terrible decision, a complete waste of an existing building that frames the Federation Square plaza beautifully.
It is extraordinary that any government would even remotely entertain a bid to demolish part of Melbourne’s most successful urban public space and most iconic piece of contemporary architecture in order to facilitate a glorified retail premises.Read more
Federation Square belongs to all of us, its magic should not be messed with.Read more
Melbourne tried long and hard, and invested generations of hopes, dreams and many, many public dollars in the search for a city square. Federation Square, unlikely as it seemed at first, found that elusive magic and we found our civic heart. Now, barely 15 years later, we learn how cheaply a chunk of that heart is sold.
To suggest that the proposal from Foster’s office is appropriate as an additional element is offensive to the sophistication of the overall design of Fed Square.Read more
A big chunk is to be cut out of the Square and occupied by a placeless corporationRead more