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Melbourne and Swiss architectural team HASSELL, Herzog & De Meuron has won the state government's $1 million competition to redesign Flinders Street Station, being awarded for a vision that includes an amphitheatre by the Yarra River, a marketplace and an art gallery.
"We wanted to turn Flinders Street Station into a destination to be enjoyed, rather than a place to hurry through," Hassell principal architect Mark Loughnan said.
The winners beat five other short listed designs and 118 competition entrants.
The winning Flinders Street Station redesign by HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron. Photo: Supplied
Major Projects Minister David Hodgett said the competition was "all about what Flinders Street Station can look like and could be in the future".
Premier Denis Napthine said the judging panel had been unanimous in choosing a winning design that "best reflects a future vision for this precinct".
"The jury has praised the winning design for its respect for the heritage of the Administration Building while creating new and memorable additions to the station, such as the vaulted train hall, the new gallery and riverside amphitheatre," Dr Napthine said.
Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina’s design was the popular choice in all four categories of voting: overall design merit, transport function, cultural heritage and iconic status, and urban design and precinct integration.
Flinders Street Station is Melbourne's busiest, used by about 150,000 people each weekday. Many of its heritage aspects including the grand ballroom have been left to fall into a sad state of disrepair.
Dr Napthine estimated the winning design would cost $1 to $1.5 billion to realise. The state government has not committed to completing the station overhaul.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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