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Federation Square
by LAB + Bates Smart [Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne (Peter Davidson and Donald Bates)]

            

IN THE ARCHITECTS WORDS

federation square is the creation of a new urban order on a site that has never before existed. more than just a new set of buildings, federation square is the new centre of cultural activity for melbourne. fulfilling the long held dream for a large open public gathering space in melbourne, federation square gives the citizens of victoria an authentic civic destination. the project for federation square required the design of a cultural precinct focused around two new civic spaces for melbourne. these have been realised as a new compound shaped and topographically surfaced civic square capable of accommodating up to 35,000 people in an open-air amphitheatre, and a covered, yet open passively environmentally controlled glazed atrium. the atrium is
 
 

divided into a northern segment, lined with retail activity and café/ restaurants, while the south forms the BMW edge, a public amphitheatre suitable for a variety of music and performance events. the cultural and commercial facilities combine for almost 55,000 m2. they include new galleries for the national gallery of victoria (NGV A), the australian centre for the moving image (ACMI), with offices, studios and galleries for the state cultural organization promoting film, television and new digital media, SBS, the national multicultural broadcaster for television and radio, as well as numerous restaurants, cafes and synergetic commercial tenancies. all this exists on a site of 3.6ha, equivalent to the construction of a new city block.
 
DETAILS

Location
Melbourne, VIC
Architect
LAB + Bates Smart [Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne (Peter Davidson and Donald Bates)]
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Project Team
Project architect: Peter Davidson, Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne
Project architect: Donald Bates, Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne
Project architect: Roger Poole, Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne
Project architect: Robert Bruce, Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne
Design architect: Peter Davidson, Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne
Design architect: Donald Bates, Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne
Project manager: Dick Roennfeldt, OMP
Project manager: David Fulton, CCS
Developer: Dick Roennfeldt, Victorian State Government and Melbourne City Council
Structural consultant: Dirk Zimmerman, Atelier One
Structural consultant: Hyder
Structural consultant: Bonnacci Winward
Civil consultant: Brian Dean, Connell Wagner
Electrical consultant: Dave Worland, AHW
Mechanical consultant: Dave Worland, AHW
Hydraulic consultant: Dave Worland, AHW
Landscape consultant: Bart Brands, Karres en Brands Landschapsarchitecten
Interior designer: Peter Davidson, Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne
Interior designer: Donald Bates, Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne
Lighting consultant: Andre Tames, Lighting Design Partnership
Acoustic consultant: Peter Fearnside, Marshall Day Acoustics
Services consultant: Patrick Bellew, Atelier Ten
Services consultant: Dave Worland, AHW
Environmental consultant: Patrick Bellew, Atelier Ten
Quantity consultant: WT Partnership
Communications consultant: John Warwicker, Tomato (Graphics)
Programming consultant: Tracy, Brunstrom & Hammond
Builder: Multiplex Constriuctions
Photographer: Shannon Pawsey
Photographer: Trevor Mein
Photographer: Peter Clarke
Other Team Members : Tim Hill, Dylan Ingleton, Fulvio Facci, Derek Hawkes, Peter Stevens, Peter Bickle, Greg Bray, Roger Chapman, Stephen Davies, Doug Dickson, Mat Foley, Andrew Francis, Nicole Hardman, Stephen Javens, Olda Kurdiovsky, Libby Langlands, John McNabb, James Murray, David Shultis, Bill Tucker, Paul von Chrismar, Casimar Zdanius, Sophia Anapolitis, Ashley Lane
Entered
2003


Photographs by Shannon Pawsey, Trevor Mein & Peter Clarke, text by LAB + Bates Smart [Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne (Peter Davidson and Donald Bates)]

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