Reviving the Icon
The Flinders Street Station Design Competition
The winner: HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron
"Focusing on the need for renovation, preservation and development, the government of the Australian State of Victoria announced a $1M international competition in November 2011, with a goal to revive the landmark site and enhance its importance as the city's gateway public space. The competition followed a two-stage process according to AIA guidelines, with the first round of design proposals submitted by mid-2012 and second round proposals due in 2013."
About Flinders Street Station:
"Since its construction over a century ago, Melbourne's Flinders Street Station has remained as an impressive example of public architecture throughout the city's history. However, the gradual deterioration of the building over the last 50 years has greatly diminished the image of the Flinders Street Station of today. Nevertheless, despite the neglect of the upkeep, the station continues to be used by more than 150,000 passengers every day, with the intersection of Swanston and Flinders Streets remaining to be the busiest intersection in Melbourne."
Article includes more pictures of the winning design as well as pictures of the six finalists' designs.
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