“Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life… – Snoopy
It is hard to think of Melbourne without Fed Square. But this iconic building hasn’t been around for long. Federation Square was just opened in 2002 and is now home to major cultural attractions, specialty stores, bars and restaurants. It is located in the middle of the Melbourne CBD opposite the Flinders Street Train Station.
It is a modern day piazza where people just sit around and spend their lazy afternoons or it is also the site where a giant Christmas tree is displayed every Christmas, it is also where the world-class galleries including The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Melbourne Visitor Centre are located.
But, that is not what I am focusing on for today’s post. I want you to look UP at the building and its architecture…doesn’t it look like or maybe inspired by puzzle pieces? Haha I don’t know if it is just me, but that is what I always think about when I see this building.
Fed Square is made up of a series of interlocking and cascading spaces, opening at all angles into the city and creating unexpected connections and vistas. – fedsquare.com
So there you go…that is the real meaning of the architecture … but I still think of it as an unfinished jigsaw puzzle.
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