Melbourne Federation Square

Federation Square is comprised of two structures that were intended to provide a framed view of St Paul’s Cathedral from the St Paul’s Court part of the new plaza, accentuating its size in a similar perspective inspired by the piazza of St. Peter’s Basilica. A series of interconnected laneways and stairways would connect Flinders Street to the Yarra River with the open square featuring a large viewing screen for public events. These elements were widely supported by the design community and promoted as fulfilling the design criteria whilst also embracing the growing popularity of Melbourne’s laneways.




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