conceived of the flagship store would be located at the Federation Square in central Melbourne, in south-eastern Australia. For the building to be erected is required to another house, postmodern Yarra building, to be demolished. The house was built in 2002 and has received several awards of arkitektorganisationer.
Apple's australian plans became public in december 2017, when the Melbourne authorities gave the company permission to a butiksbygge. The decision received harsh criticism from the locals and residents of the city, who started a protestorganisation.
– The new Applebutiken to replace the Yarra building has a radically different architecture and would turn a public place into a commercial, wrote the local miljöpartisten Rohan Leppert on Twitter then.
in the state of Victoria, John Eren, to Applehuset would provide ”millions of new visitors” to the area, writes The Guardian.
Like in Stockholm was the american teknikbolaget dieting and draw on the building several times before the sketches were approved by the city authorities. Then the plan was to have opponents against the construction attempted to get the current house byggnadsmärkt. Heritage Victoria, which decides such things, has received more than 2.400 letters. The authority shall may investigate such a label, writes the australian, The Age.
In a recent hand has protestorganisationen Our city, our square started a fundraising campaign to buy the plot where the Applehuset to stand. Their goal is to get 260 million. But the organization has said that they will not use the money, but they want, above all, to demonstrate the discontent against the plans, reports The Age.
the impudent plan is to collect enough money to buy back the building from Apple. To essentially have the Victoria government sold the house to them, " says protestorganisationens leader Brett de Hoedt, according to The Age.
Earlier in the week, DN wrote that Apple outraged over that they are not allowed to build a store on a plot of land in the royal garden that they bought for 129 million. The company is now trying to sell the plot of land and an existing building to the city of Stockholm for 179 million.
"It was absolutely not nice words, it was the nasty ones that I don't want to reproduce," says Björn Ljung (L), a member of the city planning in Stockholm, to Fastighetsvärlden, after a meeting with the company.