Hadid, Herzog and de Meuron Shortlisted for Redesign of Iconic Melbourne Railway Station

Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street Station is looking for a little pizzazz. A recently released shortlist for a competition to redesign elements of the 1909 commuter railway station has several big names lined up, including international crowd pleasers such as Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Grimshaw Architects. Each of the six shortlisted teams has ties to Melbourne, either through pairings with Melbourne-based firms or connections with Melbourne institutions such as the University of Melbourne (one team consists solely of renowned Melbourne¬†practice NH Architecture).

Minister for Major Projects Denis Napthine averred that the competition was intended to generate popular interest in the project. “Between them,” said Napthine in Designbuild,¬†“this group is responsible for some of Melbourne and the world’s most renowned buildings.”

- Kelly Chan