Journal article

Cultural adaption and resilience in Federation Square

Jefa Greenaway

ArchitectureAU | Architecture Media Pty Ltd | Published : 2017

Abstract

Multinational tech giant Apple’s decision to construct a flagship store in Melbourne’s Federation Square will mean the demolition of the Yarra Building and the relocation of its main tenant, the Koorie Heritage Trust. Jefa Greenaway, chair of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria, which, along with Lyons Architecture, designed the cultural centre, reflects on the shortcomings on the existing building and says Apple’s entry into Federation Square could offer “transformative” opportunities.