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Designs revealed for Melbourne Metro Tunnel project

The five new station designs have been released for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel infrastructure project, designed by HASSELL, Weston Williamson and Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners.

  • Anzac, St Kilda Road entrance

  • Anzac station platform

  • North Melbourne, Laurens Street entrance

  • North Melbourne platform

  • Parkville station concourse

  • Parkville station platform

  • State Library platform

  • State Library platform

  • State Library, Swanston Street entrance

  • Town Hall, City Square entrance

  • Town Hall station concourse

  • Town Hall, Federation Square entrance

  • Town Hall station plaform



BY

May 30th, 2018


Set to open in 2025, the large-scale transport project is well and truly underway in Melbourne. The Minister for Public Transport has today released the final designs of the five new stations being built across Melbourne. Each of the stations has been designed around functionality, space and natural light.

Another key consideration in the final designs was making sure layouts are easy to navigate while ensuring the surrounding structures set a standard in architecture, sustainability and urban design.

The stations were designed in collaboration between HASSELL, Weston Williamson and Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners. This was following initial designs, released in 2016, designed by Grimshaw Architects.

The five new stations – North Melbourne, Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac – each draw on the local character of the different locations, which is reflected in their design and layout.

When commenting on the designs, Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan says, “The final designs for the Metro Tunnel’s five new underground train stations will deliver the best passenger experience in stunningly designed and spacious settings.”

North Melbourne

North Melbourne Station features a large arching entrance, constructed in brick to reflect the area’s industrial heritage. Skylights have been incorporated to bring natural light down on the platforms and concourse.

North Melbourne entrance

Metro Tunnel designs

North Melbourne concourse

North Melbourne station concourse

Parkville

In Parkville, a glass feature roof at the Grattan Street entrance provides passengers with a tree-lined view as well as natural light into the station concourse. Parkville will be the key link for passengers to visit the hospital precinct.

Parkville station, Grattan Street entrance

Parkville station concourse

Parkville station platform

State Library & Town Hall

Grand entrances at the State Library and Town Hall Stations will create new meeting places, with redesigned laneways including cafés and retail shops.

State Library station, Swanston Street entrance

State Library station platform

Town Hall station, City Square entrance

Town Hall station, Federation Square entrance

Town Hall station concourse

Town Hall station platform

Anzac Station

A key element at Anzac Station in Domain will be a sweeping timber canopy, allowing natural light while protecting against the weather.

Anzac station concourse

Anzac station, St Kilda Road entrance

Anzac station platform

The new station designs will also deliver a number of new parks and open space, bicycle facilities and community plazas.

Renders courtesy Ministry for Transport.

See another large-scale urban project designed by HASSELL here.

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