Federation Square

  • Caption
    View Looking Out to Square
    10/18/1998 (creation)
Related people
Atelier Ten (was created by)
Lab Architecture (architect)
Bates Smart (was created by)
"Because the temperatures in Melbourne range from cool to very hot, Lab Architecture designed a covered public atrium to complement the open plaza at Federation Square. A three dimensional interpretation of a pinwheel grid, the fractal framework of the space forms the basis of an intricate, variegated structure from a limited kit of parts. The primary structure is formed from square hollow sections. The second structure is a light lacework of elements formed from a finer interpretation of the pinwheel geometry. It creates zones of visual and structural coherence with the primary structure." p. 114. Jencks, C. (2003, June). Federation Square. Architectural Record.

Keywords: Australia, Victoria, views, commercial structures, exhibitions and exhibition structures, media center, center.
2000s (2000 - 2009)
Reeser, A. & Schafer, A. (2004). Collecting Coolth: Labyrinth Thermal Storage Systems. Praxis: Journal of Writing + Building, 1(6): 76-81.