St James Plaza / ASPECT Studios

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Architects: ASPECT Studios
Location: Melbourne, Victoria,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrew Lloyd

The Flinders Street Station Winning Proposal / HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron

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The winning proposal for the competition comes from HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron. The design integrates the station with the surrounding urban context, which has evolved and changed significantly since the building was designed 100 years ago. The station concept draws from many aspects – the site’s historic fabric, location, and linear nature; the original 19th century design and existing heritage fabric; the river and city edge, rail, public and river-based operations as well as the station’s place within the city fabric and public realm. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / John Wardle Architects + Grimshaw

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As part of the People’s Choice Award launch by Major Projects Victoria, this design by  John Wardle Architects + Grimshawwas selected as one of the shortlisted competition proposals for the rejuvenation of Flinders Street Station in . Their design conceives the station as an ensemble, each part precisely considerate of its place in the city. The theatrical nature of the station is amplified by the stitching of city to river. Landscape, bridges and vaults from the threads. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / Ashton Raggatt McDougall

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Designed by Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM), their proposal for the , which was recently shortlisted in the design competition part of the People’s Choice Award launch by Major Projects Victoria. Their proposal aims to create a seamless interface with the city, its streets and lanes, its intermodal transportation, and its future dreams. On the river this seamlessness is not so much a measurement of ease or just intentionality, but rather instead a sudden sense of spectacle, a special realization of the river that’s always been there, even a sense of history and time. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Six Flinders Street Station Proposals Battle It Out for “People’s Choice Award”

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UPDATE: Public voting is now closed. Feel free to review the concepts and share your thoughts in the comment section below. 

The Victorian Coalition Government’s design competition to re-imagine ’s beloved Flinders Street Station has entered its final phase as the public submits their last minute votes for the “People’s Choice Award” today, August 5. Though each proposal is dramatically different, ranging from Zaha Hadid Architects’ carefully calculated, sinuous curves to Herzog & de Meuron’s extrusion of vaulted canopies, all promise to elevate the station’s status to the 21st century whilst respecting its historic context.

Form your own opintion and vote for your favorite after the break…

Sunday Apartments / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: Coventry Street, Southbank, , Australia
Development And Project Managers: Premier Capital Developments
Branding: Cornwall Design
Photographs: Trevor Mein

Fitzroy North Residence / Chan Architecture

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Architects: Chan Architecture
Location: ,
Project Team: Anthony Chan, Miriam Harris, Mei Yang, Michelle Ng
Builder: Whelan Master Builders
Structural Engineer: Jonicha Consulting Engineers
Building Surveyor: Wilsmore Nelson Group
Energy Rater: Green Doors
Land Surveyor: Aline Surveying
Geotechnical Engineer: Apex Geotechnical
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brendan Finn, Mark Fergus

Dolls House / Edwards Moore

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Architects: Edwards Moore
Location: Melbourne,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Frasen Marsden

Little Brick Studio / MAKE Architecture

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Architects: MAKE Architecture
Location: , Australia
Design Team: Melissa Bright, Bruce Rowe, Gillian Hatch, Shelley Freeman
Builder: 4AD Construction
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Ross Street / BE Architecture

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Architects: BE Architecture
Location: Melbourne,
Builder: Good Constructions
Area: 470 sqm
Photographs: Peter Clarke

Shortlist Revealed for Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station Competition

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The Victorian Coalition Government’s design competition to re-imagine Flinders Street Station in has entered its final phase with the six shortlisted competitors submitting their final designs. Selected from 117 entries, the shortlist includes the following Australian and international firms:

Eleven Inch Pizza / Zwei

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Architects: Zwei
Location: Docklands, Victoria,
Builder: Four Seasons Commercial Interiors
Lighting: Satelight / Volker Haug
Logo: Salmon Design
Area: 93 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michael Kai

Captain Melville / Breathe Architecture

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Architects: Breathe Architecture
Location: , Australia
Design Team: Linda Valentic, Jeremy McLeod
Construction Team: Ficus Constructions, Exzibit Design
Area: 286.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrew Wuttke

The Nicholson / DesignInc

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Architects: DesignInc
Location: Coburg, Victoria,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tony Miller, Dianna Snape

National Tennis Centre / Jackson Architecture

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Architects: Jackson Architecture
Location: Melbourne,
Design Team: Daryl Jackson, Matt Drysdale, Stewart Lock, Peter Cole, Aaron Paris, Kon Iakovidis, Elaine Quek
Structural Engineers: Winward Structures
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings

CH2 Melbourne City Council House 2 / DesignInc

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Architects: DesignInc
Location: ,
Project Team: Rob Adams (Project Director -City of Melbourne), Mick Pearce (Design Director), Stephen Webb (Design Architect), Chris Thorne (Design Architect), Jean-Claude Bertoni (Project Architect), Vi Vuong (Architect), Aldona Pajdak (Interior Designer)
Area: 12,500 sqm
Photographs: Dianna Snape, David Hannah

Stonnington Pound Development / Architecture Matters

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Architects: Architecture Matters
Location: Malvern, , Australia
Project Director: Anthony Gionfriddo
Project Architect: Rebecca Dodd
Area: 179.53 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Christopher Alexander

Bluff House / Inarc Architects

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Architects: Inarc Architects
Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria,
Directors: Reno Rizzo & Christopher Hansson
Project Architect: Wilson Tang
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Clarke