Category Archives: VIC Projects

Projects in Victoria

Major Transport Infrastructure Program

A program of major transport projects will be delivered over the next decade to support Victoria’s rapidly growing population and economy.

Massive infrastructure projects like Melbourne Rail Link, East West Link, the Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project and the CityLink Tulla Freeway widening will be complemented by grade separations, major road maintenance programs and new train, tram and bus services.

These projects will shape Victoria’s transport network for decades to come.

Want to know more about these projects: http://vimeo.com/101876420

Flinders Street Station International Design Competition Announcement

HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron won the $1 million international design competition for the redevelopment of the historic Flinders Street Station in the city of Melbourne, Australia. The decision by the competition jury was unanimous.

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.

Flinders Street Station is the hub of Melbourne’s fixed rail network with connections to other transport modes. It sits on a 4.68 hectare site on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River, adjacent to the city’s Federation Square and important arts and cultural institutions. The HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron proposal pulls all these elements together.

The Government of the Australian State of Victoria first announced the competition in November 2011. The final result was announced today by the Premier of Victoria, Denis Napthine. The competition attracted 117 entries. The winning proposal was selected from six short-listed entries by a jury chaired by the Victorian Government Architect, Professor Geoffrey London.

The winning entry is the work of a global team comprising the renowned Swiss based architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron, HASSELL (Melbourne) and Purcell (London) as heritage consultants.

The Premier of Victoria, Denis Napthine, announced HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron as the winner of the Flinders Street Station competition. HASSELL Principal and project leader Mark Loughnan responded on behalf of HASSELL

Please visit http://www.hassellstudio.com/en/cms-news/hassell-herzog-de-meuron-win-flinders-street-station-competition

Flinders Street Station Redevelopment

The proposal by HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron is one of six shortlisted entries in a design competition for the station which sits on the banks of Melbourne’s river Yarra, adjacent to the city’s Federation Square and important arts and cultural institutions.

The HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron proposal restores the best known heritage features of the station and transforms it into a modern transport hub with a series of vaulted, weatherproof arches across the platforms. It also creates 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.

A public vote on the six proposals is open until 5 August 2013 – visit http://www.voteflindersst.com.au

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