The Flinders Street Station “People’s Choice Award” Winning Proposal / Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina

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Although ultimately not chosen by the jury, who favored HESSELL & Herzog de Meuron’s plan, this proposal by Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina for the rejuvenation of Flinders Street Station garnered the most votes from the public, winning the People’s Choice Award. The ‘Courtyard Within a Station’ concept seeks to activate the north bank of the river, as well as the western end of the site, and to improve the connection to Federation Square; the idea was to not only make the station a significant transportation node within , but a new social and cultural center for the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.