Flinders Street Station   Melbourne, Australia

This shortlisted proposal was collaboratively designed for the Victorian Government’s competition to reimagine Melbourne’s historic Flinders Street Station as a vibrant contemporary transport hub.

Responding to the existing public surroundings of the Yarra River, Federation Square, and the city itself, the new design relocates the concourse from the eastern edge to the north–south axis of the Administration Building.

This new alignment creates space for a generous covered public place along the eastern edge of the site with a series of landscaped parks, bridges and underpasses along the station’s southern side forming links between Flinders Street and the banks of the Yarra.

The design takes note of the theatrical nature of the surrounding heritage architecture and includes promenades and amphitheatres with a new Grand Railway Dining Room and restored ballroom at either side of the historic buildings.

Performance spaces in vaulted archways and elevated gardens over the arches create lively urban edges that engage with the surrounding city fabric.

The scheme provides space for amenities such a design museum, and considered commercial and residential developments along the northwestern periphery, as well as immeasurably improving station functions.

Location
Melbourne, Australia

Project Type
Rail →

Client
Major Projects Victoria

Area
46,800 sq m

Status
Competition

Associate Architect
John Wardle Architects and Room 11