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Jodie Misiak March 7, 2003 Project Evaluation (1.011). Federation Square Overview. 1997 International Design Competition for redevelopment of Melbourne Waterfront  London-based Lab architecture studio  Melbourne-based Bates Smart

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Federation square overview

Jodie Misiak

March 7, 2003

Project Evaluation (1.011)

Federation Square Overview


Federation square overview

1997 International Design Competition for redevelopment of Melbourne Waterfront

London-based Lab architecture studio Melbourne-based Bates Smart

Finance for project from State of Victoria (lead), City of Melbourne, Commonwealth Government, and private investors

 Initial Cost Estimate (1997) : 128 million Australian dollars

 Actual Final Costs (2002): 450 million Australian dollars +

Jodie Misiak

March 7, 2003

Project Evaluation (1.011)

Federation Square Overview


Federation square overview

Major Project Components:

Deck, Square, Atrium / Labyrinth Climate Control System, Buildings

Major Issues:

 Highly ambitious project (create useable space over rail yard, international prestige for Melbourne, highlight sustainable design, etc.)

 Controversial process (many political battles, delays, cost increases, etc.)

Jodie Misiak

March 7, 2003

Project Evaluation (1.011)

Federation Square Overview


Federation square overview

Site Details:

-between Yarra River and Melbourne’s Central Business District

-3.6 hectares

- deck constructed over operational commuter rail yard

Jodie Misiak

March 7, 2003

Project Evaluation (1.011)

Federation Square Overview


Federation square overview

  • -Federation Square Site:http://www.federationsquare.com.au/

  • -Lab Architecture Studio site:http://www.labarchitecture.com/flash.html

  • -The Age news site (Victoria newspaper) (various links to specific articles)

  • -Sydney Morning Herald news site (various links to specific articles)

  • -2002 Architecture Biennale de Venezia site:

  • http://194.185.28.38/gb/archi/Next/index.cfm

  • -State of Victoria site (Government Projects Page)

    • http://www.mpv.vic.gov.au/web3/majorproj.nsf/allDocs/RWP2FE2BBBDDDF8FC7BCA256C29000BF924?OpenDocument&Expand=3.1.2&

  • -Maddocks Infrastructure and Major Projects Update

  • http://www.maddocks.com.au/download/inf-pro-july-2002.pdf

  • Jodie Misiak

    March 7, 2003

    Project Evaluation (1.011)

    Federation Square Overview


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