Fed Square East - Video of Proposed Expansion

From the YouTube explanation:

Client: Major Projects Victoria Architect: Lab Architecture 
Scharp was commissioned to produce several aerial views and a flythrough movie presentation of the Federation Square East project which is currently in the masterplan phase. The masterplan utilises the space above the Jolimont railway yards east of Federation Square to expand this vibrant precinct just south of the Melbourne CBD. The proposal includes a market hall, retail opportunities, a boutique hotel and commercial developments surrounding a major green urban park used for festivals, exhibitions and entertainment.

Very interesting design proposal. What do you think about the amount of parkland? Is that a waste of land given the high cost of 'decking' the rail lines? Or is more park what we'll need as the rest of the city grows upward?

My only slight concern is that the emphasis on a large 'group gathering' area might split the focus from Federation Square as it is today?  

Check the video out here.


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