Six Australian and international architectural practices have been shortlisted in the Flinders Street Station Design Competition, contenders for the rejuvenation of Melbourne’s historic central railway terminus.
- Ashton Raggatt McDougall (Melbourne)
- Eduardo Velasquez, Manual Pineda and Santiago Medina (Columbia via University of Melbourne)
- Hassell and Herzog & de Meuron (Melbourne and Switzerland)
- John Wardle Architects and Grimshaw (Australia and UK)
- NH Architecture (Melbourne)
- Zaha Hadid Architecture and BVN Architecture (UK and Melbourne)
The six were chosen from 117 entrants who submitted design concepts for Stage 1 of the competition, and now have six months to develop their ideas further and attend technical briefings and workshops before the Stage 2 submissions deadline of 4 July 2013.
Final design submissions will then be on display for People’s Choice voting, while the competition jury meets again to select a winner, to be announced 29 July 2013.
The Victorian government architect Professor Geoffrey London chairs the jury consisting of urban planners Professor Rob Adams and Caroline Bos, restaurateur and television presenter George Calombaris, lawyer John Curtis, architect Cassandra Fahey, heritage advisor Peter Lovell and transport advisor Gillian Miles.