When Federation Square Melbourne was built (October 2002), I really didn’t think much of it. Frankly, I thought it was a bit of an eye-sore! Fast-forward a few years and Federation Square (Fed Square) has become a Melbourne icon and we’ve all come to appreciate it for the architectural wonder that it is. Federation Square’s modern, sharp lines are softened by it’s pastel colouring. The ground tiles compliment it beautifully. There’s so many spots from where you can enjoy this landmark from, with everyone’s favourite spot being the main square where the sun shines.
There are cafes, bars and restaurants in the Federation Square vicinity. The Ian Potter Centre, (NGV Australia) is where you can go to appreciate Australian art. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is also at Federation Square. Here is where you will be able to discover the world of moving image within it’s galleries, studios and cinemas. There’s also a permanent, free exhibition of how the moving image has evolved.
Federation Square – Melbourne
The stage at Federation Square has hosted many different events which frequently occur throughout the year including cultural festivals and music. In summer, there’s so much entertainment in this precinct which makes Fed Square a fantastic spot to hang out in. The largest event hosted there is the White Night which is an annual occurrence at the start of the year.
Fed Square is a great stop for visitors from abroad. The Melbourne Visitor Centre provides free brochures, maps and list of events happening around Melbourne. Visitors can also buy souvenirs there or use a travel booking service.
It’s only taken us until now to photograph and showcase a small aspect of Fed Square. It’s an impressive icon which has been photographed galore. The place is always bustling with people so it was a little challenge to find a quiet spot. Mid-week, during office hours will allow you to find some quiet spots. We love it and I’m sure we’ll be back there again and again to capture it in different ways. Enjoy our pics of Fed Square.