HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron have won the $1 million international design competition for the redevelopment of the historic Flinders Street Station, Melbourne.
August 8th, 2013
In one of the largest international design competitions this country has seen, Australia’s HASSELL Studio in cooperation with Herzog & de Meuron have taken first place beating out entrants such as Zaha Hadid, BVN Architecture, Ashton Raggatt McDougall, John Wardle and more. (For complete albums of all Flinders St Station finalists click here)
HASSELL today released a statement outlining their design intent:
“The project will turn the station into a modern 21st century transport hub while retaining its best known heritage features and buildings. It transforms the site into a new civic precinct with a major public art gallery, a public plaza, an amphitheatre, marketplace, and a permanent home for arts and cultural festival organisations.”
Out of 118 entries, the collaboration with Switerland’s Herzog & de Meuron and Purcell in London presented an international proposal that addressed the riverside site and the cultural significance and heritage aspects of the existing station.
We are excited that our first project in Australia will be a truly public building with such a rich history and inspiring context.” Jacques Herzog from Herzog & de Meuron said today.
The People’s Choice was awarded to the a submission from Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina.
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