About the competition
In November 2011, the Victorian Coalition Government launched a $1 million international design competition to rejuvenate and restore Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street Station.
The Flinders Street Station Design Competition sought the best ideas from around the world to re-energise the station and its surrounds, while maintaining its beloved heritage features.
On Thursday 8 August, the Competition Winner and the People’s Choice Award were announced by the Premier of Victoria, Dr Denis Napthine and the Minister for Major Projects David Hodgett.
Competition winner: HASSELL + Herzog & De Meuron
People’s Choice Award: Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina
People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award provided the public with an opportunity to give feedback on the six shortlisted designs, with voting open from Tuesday 23 July to Monday 5 August 2013.
Community engagement was an important part of the competition, with the public encouraged to think about all aspects of the design concepts and the vision for the precinct.
Voting received huge international attention, with almost 19,000 votes received from more than 150 countries worldwide.
This feedback will help inform any future redevelopment of the station, providing a strong understanding about what is treasured most about the station and its surrounds.
Six shortlisted designs
In October 2012, after receiving 118 submissions, six finalists were selected.
- Ashton Raggatt McDougall (Melbourne)
- John Wardle Architects + Grimshaw (Melbourne and UK)
- HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron (Melbourne and Switzerland)
- NH Architecture (Melbourne)
- Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina (Colombia via University of Melbourne)
- Zaha Hadid Architecture & BVN Architecture (UK and Melbourne)
In July 2013, a jury of eminent architects and other experts, will decide the overall competition winner.
This jury, led by Victorian Government Architect Professor Geoffrey London, was put together to judge the competition in accordance with the Australian Institute of Architects’guidelines.